Nominations & Appointments, July 27, 1984

Nomination of Charles D. Baker To Be Under Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

July 27, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles D. Baker to be Under Secretary of Health and Human Services. He would succeed John A. Svahn.

Since 1974 Mr. Baker has been president, chairman, and chief executive officer of Harbridge House, Inc., in Boston, MA. Previously, he was Deputy Under Secretary of the Department of Transportation in 1969; Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Department of Transportation, in 1970 - 1971; vice president of Harbridge House, Inc., in 1965 - 1969; and with Westinghouse Electric Corp. in 1955 - 1961.

He graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1951) and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (M.B.A., 1955). He is married, has three children, and resides in Rockport, MA. He was born June 21, 1928, in Newburyport, MA.

Appointment of Three Members of the Commission on Presidential Scholars

July 27, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Commission on Presidential Scholars:

Sherleen Sue Sisney, to serve as a member during her tenure as National Teacher of the Year. She will succeed Leroy E. Hay. Mrs. Sisney has been a teacher of history and economics at Ballard High School in Louisville, KY, since 1971. She is married, has one child, and resides in Prospect, KY. She was born October 19, 1946, in Stillwater, OK.

Sammie Lynn Scandlyn Puett has been serving as a commissioner of the department of human services for the State of Tennessee since 1980. Previously she was commissioner of the department of general services for the State of Tennessee. She is married and resides in Nashville, TN. She was born September 7, 1936, in Knox County, TN. This is a new position.

Donna F. Scott is a member of the Idaho State Legislature. She is married, has six children, and resides in Twin Falls, ID. She was born September 28, 1934, in Filer, ID. This is a new position.

Appointment of Two Members of the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped

July 27, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped:

Hugh Leonard Brennan, to be the Department of Commerce member. He will succeed Richard Miller Hadsell. He is Director of the Office of Procurement and Federal Assistance at the Department of Commerce. He is married, has four children, and resides in Potomac, MD. He was born May 31, 1936, in East Orange, NJ.

Rear Adm. Edward Keith Walker, to be the Department of the Navy member. He will succeed Andrew A. Giordano. Rear Admiral Walker is Commander of the Naval Supply Systems Command in Washington, DC. He is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born January 23, 1933, in Annapolis, MD.