Nominations, October 10, 1984

Nomination of Thomas Corcoran To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation

October 10, 1984

The President has nominated Thomas Corcoran to be a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation for the term expiring August 16, 1990. He will succeed Milton M. Masson, Jr.

Congressman Corcoran represents the 14th District of Illinois and has been serving in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1976. He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Fossil and Synthetic Fuels Subcommittee, and the Post Office and Civil Service Committee.

In 1974 - 1976 he was vice president of the Chicago-North Western Transportation Co. Previously, he was the Washington lobbyist for Gov. Richard Ogilvie of Illinois (1969 - 1972), and in 1966 - 1969 he was an administrative assistant to the leadership in the State Senate of Illinois.

Congressman Corcoran graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1961. He is married, has five children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born May 23, 1939, in Ottawa, IL.

Nomination of Paul Webster MacAvoy To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation

October 10, 1984

The President has nominated Paul Webster MacAvoy to be a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation for the term expiring September 14, 1991. He will succeed A.G. Monks.

Mr. MacAvoy is dean of the graduate school of management at the University of Rochester in New York. He was a professor of economics and management at Yale University in 1976 - 1978 and a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers in 1975 - 1976. Mr. MacAvoy was an associate professor for science management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1963 - 1964). In 1961 - 1963 he was an associate professor at the University of Chicago. Mr. MacAvoy has authored numerous articles on economics and energy sources.

He graduated from Bates College (A.B., 1955) and Yale University (M.A., 1956; Ph.D., 1960; LL.D., 1976). Mr. MacAvoy is married, has two children, and resides in Rochester, NY. He was born April 21, 1934, in Haverhill, MA.