Nominations, June 28, 1984

Nomination of Robert A. Rowland To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

June 28, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert A. Rowland to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (Occupational Safety and Health). He would succeed Thorne G. Auchter.

Since 1981 Mr. Rowland has been serving as Chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, DC. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Mueller and Rowland in Austin, TX, in 1962 - 1981 and assistant attorney general for the State of Texas in 1958 - 1962. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Texas Bar Association.

Mr. Rowland graduated from the University of Texas (B.A., 1958; LL.B., 1958). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born March 23, 1932, in Houston, TX.

Nomination of Carol Gene Dawson To Be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

June 28, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Carol Gene Dawson to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 1985. She would succeed Samuel D. Zagoria.

Ms. Dawson is the Deputy Special Assistant to the Secretary of Energy. Previously she served as Deputy Press Secretary at the Department of Energy. In 1977 - 1980 she was with Latham Realtors in Maryland. In 1971 - 1977 she was a writer for several publications including Human Events, New Guard, and the Easton Star-Democrat. She was news analyst for the White House News Summary in 1969 and director of information and publications for the American Conservative Union in 1966 - 1967.

She graduated from Dunbarton College (B.A., 1959). She was born September 8, 1937, in Indianapolis, IN, and now resides in Vienna, VA.

Nomination of Tony E. Gallegos To Be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

June 28, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Tony E. Gallegos to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the term expiring July 1, 1989. This is a reappointment.

Currently Mr. Gallegos is a Commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Previously he was manager of the Douglas Aircraft Co. (1952 - 1982).

Mr. Gallegos graduated from the Bisttram Art Institute (B.A., 1951). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born February 13, 1924.

Nomination of Melvin A. Ensley To Be a Member of the Federal Farm Credit Board

June 28, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Melvin A. Ensley to be a member of the Federal Farm Credit Board, Farm Credit Administration (District 12), for a term expiring March 31, 1990. He would succeed George Warren Lacey.

Mr. Ensley operates a 2,000-acre farm in Colfax, WA. He previously served as director of the Farm Credit Board of Spokane (1965 - 1980).

Mr. Ensley attended the University of Washington. He is married, has three children, and resides in Colfax, WA. He was born March 4, 1915, in Colfax.

Nomination of Lando W. Zech, Jr., To Be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

June 28, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lando W. Zech, Jr., to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of 5 years expiring June 30, 1989. He would succeed Victor Gilinsky.

In October 1983 he retired as vice admiral of the Navy after 39 years of commissioned service. Prior to his retirement, Admiral Zech served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel and Training/Chief of Naval Personnel. He was Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces in Japan in 1978 - 1980; Chief of Navy Technical Training at Memphis, TN, in 1976 - 1978; and Commandant Thirteenth Naval District at Seattle, WA, in 1974 - 1976. In 1970 he was assigned to the Secretary of the Navy's Office of Program Appraisal and served as Deputy Chief of Legislative Affairs, Navy Department. In 1972 - 1974 he was Deputy Commander of the Navy Recruiting Command and was selected for flag rank.

His citations include the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legion of Merit Awards and Navy Commendation Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal.

He is married, has five children, and resides in Falls Church, VA. He was born June 29, 1923, in Astoria, OR.

Nomination of Tex Lezar To Be an Assistant Attorney General

June 28, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Tex Lezar to be an Assistant Attorney General (Office of Legal Policy), Department of Justice. He would succeed Jonathan C. Rose.

Mr. Lezar is presently serving as Counselor to the Attorney General, Department of Justice. Previously, he was Special Counsel to the Attorney General in 1981 - 1983; attorney at law and consultant in private practice in Houston, TX, in 1980 - 1981; general counsel to Texas Secretary of State George W. Strake, Jr., in 1979 - 1980; trial lawyer for the firm of Mandell & Wright in 1977 - 1979; staff assistant and speechwriter to the President, the White House, in 1971 - 1974; and assistant to William F. Buckley, Jr., at the National Review in 1970 - 1971.

He graduated from Yale College (B.A., 1970) and the University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1976), where he was editor in chief of the Texas Law Review. He is married to Merrie Spaeth, and they reside in Rosslyn, VA. He was born September 30, 1948, in Dallas, TX.

Nomination of James B. Burnham To Be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

June 28, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate James B. Burnham to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment.

Since 1982 he has been serving as U.S. Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development at the World Bank. Previously he was special assistant to the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in 1981 - 1982; vice president of the Mellon Bank, N.A., in 1971 - 1981; and special assistant to Governor Maisel at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 1969 - 1971.

He graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1961) and Washington University in St. Louis (Ph.D., 1970). He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born October 22, 1939, in New York, NY.