Nominations & Appointments, September 17, 1983

Nomination of Hugh W. Foster To Be Alternate United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

September 27, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Hugh W. Foster to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of 2 years. He would succeed George R. Hoguet.

Since 1982 Mr. Foster has served as United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He is currently on leave of absence from the Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco, Calif., where he last served as vice president and area manager of the bank's Asia Pacific division. Previously he served as vice president and area manager in Mexico City in 1977 - 1980; vice president and area manager, China Sea area, in 1975 - 1977; and assistant vice president and area manager, Australasia area, in 1974 - 1975. He has held other positions with Wells Fargo Bank since 1969.

Mr. Foster graduated from Colgate University (A.B., 1965) and Stanford University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A., 1969). He is married, has five children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born December 13, 1943, in Baltimore, Md.

Nomination of Earl Oliver To Be a Member of the Railroad Retirement Board

September 27, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Earl Oliver to be a member of the Railroad Retirement Board for a term of 5 years. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Oliver has been a member of the Railroad Retirement Board since August 1977. Previously he served as a consultant to the National Railway Labor Conference (1975 - 77). He was with the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad (1948 - 75) and retired as senior vice president for personnel and administration in late 1975.

Mr. Oliver graduated from Oklahoma State University (B.A., 1938). He is married, has two sons, and resides in Chicago, Ill. He was born February 25, 1917, in Monticello, Ky.

Appointment of Vincent P. Barabba as United States Representative on the Population Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council

September 27, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Vincent P. Barabba to be the Representative of the United States of America on the Population Commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. He would succeed Maj. Gen. William H. Draper, Jr.

Mr. Barabba is currently director, market intelligence, of the Eastman Kodak Co. Previously he served as Director, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce (1979 - 1981 and 1973 - 1976); manager, market research, Xerox Corp. (1976 - 1979); chairman of the board, Decision Making Information (1969 - 1973); and president, Datamatics, Inc. (1966 - 1969).

Mr. Barabba graduated from California State University (B.S., 1962) and University of California, Los Angeles (M.B.A., 1964). He is married, has two children, and resides in Rochester, N.Y. He was born September 6, 1934, in Chicago, Ill.

Appointment of Two Members of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

September 27, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. These are new positions.

Joseph A. Boyd is currently chairman and chief executive officer of Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Fla. He is married, has two children, and resides in Indiatlantic, Fla. He was born March 25, 1921, in Oscar, Ky.

Monroe M. Rifkin is chairman of the National Cable Television Association and president of Rifkin & Associates, Inc., in Denver, Colo. He is married, has three children, and resides in Englewood, Colo. He was born August 27, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Nomination of Neal B. Freeman To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation

September 27, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Neal B. Freeman to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation until the date of the annual meeting of the Corporation in 1985. He would succeed Justin Dart.

Mr. Freeman is president of Jefferson Communications, Inc., in Reston, Va. He is also executive producer of ``American Interests'' (public television series). He has served as contributing editor for ``The Advocates'' (public television series) in 1977 - 1979 and as Washington editor for ``National Review'' in 1978 - 1981. Prior to founding Jefferson Communications in 1976, he was with the Hearst Corp. in New York. He was a director of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 1972 - 1975.

He graduated from Yale University (B.S., 1962). He is married, has three children, and resides in Vienna, Va. He was born July 5, 1940, in New York City.