Appointment of the Membership of the President's Task Force on Food Assistance

September 8, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Task Force on Food Assistance. The President also intends to designate James La Force, Jr., as Chairman.

James Clayburn La Force, Jr., of Los Angeles, Calif., is dean of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was born December 28, 1928.

Richard L. Berkley is mayor of Kansas City, Mo. He was born June 29, 1931.

Kenneth W. Clarkson, of Miami, Fla., is director of the Law and Economics Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. He was born June 30, 1942.

Erma Davis, of Peoria, Ill., is director of the George Washington Carver Association in Peoria. She was born April 2, 1930.

Midge Decter, of New York, N.Y., is executive director of the Committee for the Free World in New York City. She was born July 25, 1927.

John Douglas Driggs, former mayor of Phoenix, Ariz., is serving as chairman of the board of Western Savings and Loan Association in Phoenix. He was born June 16, 1927.

George Gordon Graham, of Owings Mills, Md., is professor of international health (human nutrition) and of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University. He was born October 4, 1923.

Edward J. King, former Governor of Massachusetts, is currently serving as a business consultant in Winthrop, Mass. He was born May 11, 1925.

Betsy Brian Rollins, of Durham, N.C., is director of St. Philip's Community Kitchen at St. Philip's Community Church in Durham. She was born March 20, 1937.

John M. Perkins, of Jackson, Miss., is founder and minister at large for the Voice of Calvary Ministries. He was born June 16, 1930.

J. P. Bolduc, of Clarksville, Md., is senior vice president of W. R. Grace & Co. and chief operating officer for the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control. He was born July 17, 1939.

Sandra R. Smoley, of Sacramento, Calif., is president of the National Association of Counties. She was born July 8, 1936.

Donna Carlson West, of Mesa, Ariz., is director of government relations for Crafco, Inc., in Chandler, Ariz. She is a former State representative. She was born February 19, 1938.