Nominations & Appointments, July 23, 1984

Nomination of John B. Waters To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority

July 23, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate John B. Waters to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 1993. He would succeed Simon David Freeman.

Since 1961 Mr. Waters has been a general partner in the law firm Hailey, Waters, Sykes, and Sharp in Sevierville, TN. He is also president of the Tennessee Bar Association. In 1969 - 1971 he was Federal Cochairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission. Since 1978 he has been a member of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Authority. He has served as a member of the Governor's Committee on Economic Development (1971), the State of Tennessee Industrial and Agricultural Commission (1971), and was representative for the State of Tennessee to the Southern Growth Policy Board (1971 - 1975).

He graduated from the University of Tennessee (B.S., 1952; J.D., 1961). He is married, has two children, and resides in Sevierville, TN. He was born July 15, 1929, in Sevierville.

Appointment of Margaret DeBardeleben Tutwiler as Deputy Assistant to the President for Political Affairs

July 23, 1984

The President today announced the appointment of Margaret DeBardeleben Tutwiler to be Deputy Assistant to the President for Political Affairs.

Miss Tutwiler has been serving most recently as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff. She has been responsible for liaison with the Republican National Committee and the Reagan-Bush '84 committee.

Prior to joining the White House staff, Miss Tutwiler was director of scheduling for George Bush in both the primary and general election campaigns of 1979 - 1980. In 1977 - 1978 she was a public affairs representative for the National Association of Manufacturers. She participated in the 1976 Presidential campaign as executive director of the President Ford committee of Alabama.

Miss Tutwiler was born and raised in Birmingham, AL, and received her bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Alabama in 1973.