Nominations, October 5, 1984

Nomination of John W. Shannon To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Army

October 5, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate John W. Shannon to be Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Logistics). This is a new position.

He is currently serving as Deputy Under Secretary of the Army. Previously, he was Special Assistant for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs) in 1978 - 1981; Deputy Director for Manpower and Reserve Affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs) in 1975 - 1978; and Congressional Liaison Officer (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) in the Office of the Secretary of the Army (Chief of Legislative Liaison) in 1972 - 1974.

He is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army and the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Infantry Badge.

He graduated from Central State University (B.S., 1955) and Shippensburg College (M.S., 1975). He is married, has one child, and resides in Temple Hills, MD. He was born September 13, 1933, in Louisville, KY.

Nomination of James A. Lastowka To Be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

October 5, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate James A. Lastowka to be a member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of 6 years expiring August 30, 1990. He would succeed A.E. Lawson.

Since 1982 Mr. Lastowka has served as the General Counsel to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. Previously, he was Acting General Counsel (1981 - 1982) and Deputy General Counsel (1980 - 1981) at FMSHRC; Assistant General Counsel to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (1979 - 1980); supervisory attorney at FMSHRC (1978 - 1979); and attorney-adviser at OSHRC (1976 - 1978).

Mr. Lastowka graduated from Syracuse University (B.A., 1973) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1976). He is married and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born October 1, 1951, in Chester, PA.