Nominations & Appointments, September 21, 1983

Nomination of Michael I. Burch To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

September 21, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael I. Burch to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs). He would succeed Henry E. Catto, Jr.

He was a full-time military officer from 1963 until his retirement in 1983, serving as a public affairs officer in the U.S. Air Force. He most recently served as military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs at the Pentagon in 1979 - 1983. Previously he was Deputy Chief, Operations Branch, Armed Forces News Division, the Pentagon, in 1976 - 1979; special assistant to the Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, in 1974 - 1976; public affairs officer, Operations Branch, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, in 1972 - 1974; and Air Force public affairs officer in the United States and overseas in 1962 - 1972.

He graduated from the University of Missouri (B.A., 1963) and did graduate work at Boston University and American University. He is married, has one child, and resides in Woodbridge, Va. He was born June 20, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo.

Appointment of 13 Members of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee

September 21, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee.

The following individuals to serve for terms expiring March 15, 1985:

Walter W. Gray, Jr., of Terre Haute, Ind., is professor of health and safety and director of the Indiana State University driver and traffic safety program. He will succeed Francis H. Goodwin.

Henry Edward Hudson, of Arlington, Va., is the Commonwealth's attorney for Arlington County, Va. He will succeed John C. Landen.

Paul R. Meyer, Jr., of Wilmette, Ill., is professor of orthopedic surgery and director of the spinal cord injury program at Northwestern University Medical School. He will succeed Deborah D. Richards.

The following individuals for terms expiring March 15, 1986:

G. Lawrence Keller, of Wichita, Kans., is a consultant and former senior vice president of the Coleman Co. This is a reappointment.

John W. Ruger, of Katonan, N.Y., retired in 1977 after 37 years of service to the General Motors Acceptance Corp. This a reappointment.

Melville P. Windle, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., is vice president and general counsel for the Transamerica Insurance Co. This is a reappointment.

Peter Griskivich, of Washington, D.C., is vice president of the motor truck manufacturers division of the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association. This is a reappointment.

Thomas Kallay, of Santa Monica, Calif., is professor of law at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, Calif. He will succeed J. T. Quigg.

Don MacGillivray, of Santa Barbara, Calif., is former mayor of Santa Barbara and a former State legislator. He will succeed Philip Theodore Abraham.

Alan G. Loofbourrow, of North Key Largo, Fla., is a retired Chrysler Corp. executive, engineer, and inventor. He will succeed Patricia Fossum Waller.

Paul D. Coverdell, of Atlanta, Ga., is a State senator from Georgia. He will succeed Walter W. Gray.

John L. Moriarity, of Calabasas Park, Calif., is a private trial attorney at the Van Nuys Law Center. He will succeed Henry Edward Hudson.

Margaret L. Nordyke, of Santa Barbara, Calif., was developer/coordinator of the Santa Barbara County ``Alternate Behavior for the Drinking Driver'' program at Santa Barbara City College. She will succeed Paul R. Meyer, Jr.

Appointment of Charles H. Pillard as a Member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

September 21, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Charles H. Pillard to be a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Pillard has been serving as international president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers since he was first elected in 1970. Previously he served as acting president (1968 - 1970) and member of the IBEW International Executive Council (1961 - 1968).

He served in the United States Army in 1941 - 1945, achieving the rank of captain. He is married, has two children, and resides in Silver Spring, Md. He was born October 26, 1918, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Appointment of Carmen Joseph Blondin as United States Commissioner of the North Pacific Fur Seal Commission

September 21, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Carmen Joseph Blondin to be United States Commissioner on the North Pacific Fur Seal Commission. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Blondin is presently serving as Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Fisheries Resource Management at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He has been employed with the National Marine Fisheries Service since 1973. He was appointed as U.S. Commissioner to the North Pacific Fur Seal Commission in 1975. He is also serving as the senior U.S. member of the Fisheries Claims Board with the U.S.S.R., Poland, and Spain.

He served in the Armed Forces in 1948 - 1973 with service in the U.S. Coast Guard and the Submarine Service of the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of commander. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (B.S., 1955) and George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1962). He is married, has five children, and resides in Ft. Washington, Md. He was born May 13, 1930, in Paterson, N.J.

Appointment of Richard Herbert Pierce as a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars

September 21, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Richard Herbert Pierce to be a member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars.

He is currently serving as regional vice president for the United Student Aid Fund, Inc., and executive director of the Maine Educational Loan Marketing Corp., in Augusta, Maine. He is a former Maine State senator and served as assistant majority leader.

Mr. Pierce resides in Waterville, Maine. He was born February 3, 1943, in Waterville.