Nominations, July 19, 1984

Nomination of Robert W. Helm To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

July 19, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert W. Helm to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). He would succeed Vincent Puritano.

Since June 1982 Mr. Helm has been serving as Director of Defense Programs and National Security Telecommunications Policy for the National Security Council.

Mr. Helm was a professional staff member at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, in 1975 - 1978. In 1978 he was a member of the U.S. comprehensive test ban negotiating delegation in Geneva, Switzerland, representing the Defense Nuclear Agency and supporting the Joint Chiefs of Staff representative. In 1979 he joined the minority staff of the Senate Budget Committee as the senior analyst for defense and international affairs. From 1980 until joining the National Security Council staff, he served as senior defense analyst on the majority staff of the Senate Budget Committee.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1973) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (M.A., 1975). He is married and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born August 19, 1951, in La Crosse, WI.

Nomination of Andrew John Strenio, Jr., To Be a Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission

July 19, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Andrew John Strenio, Jr., to be a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission for a term expiring December 31, 1985. He would succeed Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr.

Since July 1982 he has been Assistant Director for Regulatory Evaluation, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission. Prior to joining the Bureau of Consumer Protection in January 1982, Mr. Strenio was staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in 1980 - 1981; attorney with the law firm of Wald, Harkrader & Ross, in Washington, DC (1980); and research associate with the Huron Institute of Cambridge, MA (1978 - 1979). In 1977 - 1978 Mr. Strenio researched and wrote ``The Testing Trap,'' a book about the educational testing industry.

Mr. Strenio graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1974) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1978). He is married, has one child, and resides in Bethesda, MD. He was born April 3, 1952, in Erie, PA.

Nomination of Walter C. Wallace To Be a Member of the National Mediation Board

July 19, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Walter C. Wallace to be a member of the National Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 1987. This is a reappointment.

Since 1983 he has been a member of the National Mediation Board. Previously, he was corporate counsel and director of industrial relations for Multi-plant, national manufacturer of metal products, in 1980 - 1982; partner in the law firm of Ables & Wallace, Washington, DC, in 1975 - 1980; president of the Bituminous Coal Operators Association in Washington, DC, in 1973 - 1975; vice president for administration of Hudson Pulp & Paper Corp., New York City, in 1962 - 1973; General Counsel for the Presidential Railroad Commission in 1961; and Assistant Secretary of Labor (Manpower), chief staff assistant to the Secretary of Labor, and United States Representative, International Labor Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, in 1955 - 1961.

He graduated from St. John's University (B.A., 1948) and Cornell Law School (LL.B., 1951). He is married, has one child, and resides in New York, NY. He was born March 25, 1924, in New York City.