Nominations & Appointments, September 12, 1983

Nomination of Katherine D. Ortega To Be Treasurer of the United States

September 12, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Katherine D. Ortega, of New Mexico, to be Treasurer of the United States. She would succeed Angela M. Buchanan.

Ms. Ortega is currently a Commissioner of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal, a position to which she was appointed on December 10, 1982. Previously Ms. Ortega served as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership.

Before joining the Reagan administration, Ms. Ortega acquired extensive experience in the banking and savings and loan industries. She became the first woman to serve as a bank president in California, when she was elected president of the Santa Ana State Bank in 1975.

In 1977 - 1982 she was a consultant to Otero Savings and Loan Association in Alamagordo, N. Mex. In 1972 - 1975 she was vice president and cashier of the Pan American National Bank in Los Angeles. In 1969 - 1972 Ms. Ortega, who is a certified public accountant, was tax supervisor for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in Los Angeles.

Ms. Ortega was the 1977 recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from Eastern New Mexico University, where she received her B.A. in 1957. She has also received the California Businesswomen's Achievement Award and the Damas de Commercio Outstanding Woman of the Year Award in Los Angeles.

She was born in New Mexico on July 16, 1934, and currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Nomination of Terry Calvani To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission

September 12, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Terry Calvani to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the term of 7 years from September 26, 1983. He would succeed David A. Clanton.

Since 1980 he has served as professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School. In addition, he has been of counsel to the firm of North, Haskell, Slaughter, Young & Lewis in Birmingham, Ala. Previously he served as associate professor of law (1977 - 1980) and assistant professor of law (1974 - 1977) at Vanderbilt University School of Law. He was an associate attorney with the firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro in San Francisco, Calif., in 1973 - 1974.

He graduated from the University of New Mexico (B.A., 1969) and Cornell University (J.D., 1972). He is married, has two children, and resides in Nashville, Tenn. He was born January 29, 1947.

Nomination of Daniel Anthony O'Donohue To Be United States Ambassador to Burma

September 12, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Daniel Anthony O'Donohue, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma. He would succeed Patricia M. Byrne.

Mr. O'Donohue served in the United States Army in 1953 - 1955. In 1956 - 1957 he was a budget examiner for the Michigan State government in Lansing. In 1957 he entered the Foreign Service as consular officer in Genoa. He was political officer in Seoul in 1960 - 1964. In the Department he was international relations officer in 1964 - 1968. He was political officer in Accra in 1968 - 1971 and attended the Army War College in 1971 - 1972. In 1972 - 1974 he was counselor for political affairs in Seoul. In the Department he was Director of Korean Affairs (1974 - 1975) and Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1976 - 1977). In 1977 - 1978 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Bangkok. In the Department he was Deputy Director of the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in 1978 - 1981, and since 1981 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Mr. O'Donohue graduated from the University of Detroit (B.S., 1953) and Wayne State University (M.P.A., 1958). His foreign language is Korean. He was born October 27, 1931, in Detroit, Mich.

Appointment of William Lee Hanley, Jr., as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

September 12, 1983

The President today recess appointed William Lee Hanley, Jr., to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring March 1, 1984. He would succeed Gillian Martin Sorensen.

Mr. Hanley is presently serving as president, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Hanley, Inc., in New York, N.Y. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1964).

He is married, has five children, and resides in Greenwich, Conn. He was born January 27, 1940, in New York, N.Y.

Nomination of Susan E. Phillips To Be Director of the Institute of Museum Services

September 12, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Susan E. Phillips to be Director of the Institute of Museum Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. She would succeed Lilla Burt Cummings Tower.

Since 1982 Miss Phillips has been serving as Director of Intergovernmental and Interagency Services at the Department of Education. Previously she was expert consultant, grants and contracts, Department of Education, in 1982. She served as director of research and publications for the Conservative Caucus and the Conservative Caucus Research in 1976 - 1982.

She graduated from the University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1967). Miss Phillips was born June 23, 1945, in Cambridge, Mass., and currently resides in McLean, Va.