Nominations, April 16, 1984

Nomination of Everett Pyatt To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy

April 16, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Everett Pyatt to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Shipbuilding and Logistics). He would succeed George A. Sawyer.

Since 1981 he has been serving as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Shipbuilding and Logistics). Prior to joining the Department of the Navy, Mr. Pyatt was deputy chief financial officer for project and business management at the Department of Energy. In 1977 - 1980 he served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Logistics). Previously he was in the Office of the Secretary of Defense serving as the Director of Logistics, Planning, and Analysis (1976 - 1977); Director of Systems Acquisition and Planning (1973 - 1976); and in the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering.

Mr. Pyatt graduated from Yale University (B.S., B.A., 1962) and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, in 1977. He is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born July 22, 1939, in Kansas City, MO.

Nomination of Virgil E. Brown To Be a Member of the Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

April 16, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Virgil E. Brown to be a member of the Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Department of Transportation. He would succeed Foster S. Brown.

Mr. Brown is president of the board of commissioners of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He was first appointed Cuyahoga County commissioner in 1979 and was elected to a 4-year term in 1980. Prior to his appointment to the board of commissioners, he served 7 years as director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Mr. Brown founded the Virgil E. Brown Insurance Agency in 1967.

Mr. Brown is married, has two children, and resides in Cleveland, OH. He was born August 12, 1920, in Louisville, KY.

Nomination of Ann S. Peterson To Be a Member of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

April 16, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ann S. Peterson to be a member of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Defense, for a term expiring June 20, 1989. She would succeed Robert Higgins Ebert.

Dr. Peterson is associate director of the division of education for the American Medical Association in Chicago, IL. Previously she served as associate dean at Cornell University Medical College. She was associate dean of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1972 - 1979; assistant dean and associate dean at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1969 - 1972; and assistant director, clinical research unit, Georgetown University, in 1962 - 1969.

She graduated from Cornell University (A.B., 1950), Cornell University Medical College (M.D., 1954), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management (M.S., 1980). She was born October 11, 1928, in Rhinebeck, NY, and now resides in Chicago, IL.

Nomination of James E. Burnett, Jr., To Be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board

April 16, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate James E. Burnett, Jr., to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. This is a reappointment.

The President also today designated Mr. Burnett as Vice Chairman of the Board, which will permit him to continue to act as Chairman pending confirmation of his reappointment.

Mr. Burnett has been serving as a member of the NTSB since December of 1981 and as Chairman since March of 1982. Prior to this, Mr. Burnett was a practicing attorney in Clinton, AR, from 1973 to 1981. He served as special associate justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas in 1981, and was a municipal judge for Clinton, AR, Van Buren County, from 1975 to 1979. He was a juvenile judge, Van Buren County, from 1973 to 1981 and city judge, Damascus, AR, from 1979 to 1981. He was the youngest judge in the State of Arkansas when elected.

Mr. Burnett graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in 1970. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas Law School in 1973. He is a resident of Clinton, AR. He was born September 20, 1947.