Nominations, March 29, 1984

Nomination of Chapman B. Cox To Be General Counsel of the Department of Defense

March 29, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Chapman B. Cox to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense. He would succeed William H. Taft IV.

Mr. Cox is presently serving as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Previously he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Logistics) in 1981 - 1983. He was an associate with the law firm of Sherman & Howard (Denver) in 1972 - 1981 and a partner in the firm of Adams, Duque & Hazeltine (Los Angeles) in 1968 - 1972. He is a member of the Department of Defense Reserve Forces Policy Board and the Department of the Navy Review and Oversight Council. He is also a member of the United States Naval Institute, the Navy League, and the Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association.

He graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1962) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1965). He is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born July 31, 1940, in Dayton, OH.

Nomination of David T. Kingsbury To Be an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation

March 29, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate David T. Kingsbury to be an Assistant Director (Biological, Behavioral and Social Science) of the National Science Foundation. He would succeed Eloise E. Clark.

Since 1981 Dr. Kingsbury has been serving as scientific director of the Naval Biosciences Laboratory and professor of medical microbiology at the University of California (Berkeley). Previously, he was associate professor of microbiology and molecular biology biochemistry at the College of Medicine, University of California (Irvine), in 1976 - 1981; visiting scientist at the Laboratory of Central Nervous System Studies at the National Institutes of Health in 1978 - 1979; and assistant professor of medical microbiology and molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of California (Irvine) in 1972 - 1976. He is the author of numerous publications on microbiology and biochemistry.

He graduated from the University of Washington (B.S., 1962; M.S., 1965) and the University of California at San Diego (Ph.D., 1971). He is married and resides in Berkeley, CA. He was born October 24, 1940, in Seattle, WA.