Nominations, September 5, 1984

Nomination of Linda M. Combs To Be a Deputy Under Secretary of Education

September 5, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Linda M. Combs to be Deputy Under Secretary for Management, Department of Education. She would succeed Charles L. Heatherly.

Mrs. Combs is currently Executive Secretary at the Department of Education. Previously, she was Deputy Executive Secretary, Department of Education (1982); manager for national director, student loan operations, Wachovia Educational Services, Inc. (1980 - 1982); and was a schoolteacher in Winston-Salem County, NC (1968 - 1979).

Mrs. Combs graduated from Appalachian State University (B.S., 1968; M.A., 1978). She is married and resides in Arlington, VA. She was born June 29, 1946, in Lenoir, NC.

Nomination of Vilma Rosso Taracido To Be Assayer of the New York Assay Office

September 5, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Vilma Rosso Taracido to be Assayer of the United States Assay Office at New York, NY. She would succeed Saul Silverman.

Mrs. Taracido served as a senior research assistant at the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in 1972 - 1983. Previously, she was a quality control supervisor, Travenol Laboratories (1967); research technician, National Institutes of Health Laboratory of Perinatal Physiology (1965); and quality control technician, Western Fehr (1964).

Mrs. Taracido graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Catholic University of Puerto Rico. She is married, has three children, and resides in New Rochelle, NY. She was born August 26, 1941, in Ponce, PR.

Nomination of Mary L. Azcuenaga To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission

September 5, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mary L. Azcuenaga to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the term of 7 years from September 26, 1984. She would succeed Michael Pertschuk.

Mrs. Azcuenaga is currently Assistant General Counsel for Legal Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Trade Commission. Previously, she was a litigation attorney, Office of General Counsel, FTC (1982); assistant to the Executive Director, FTC (1981 - 1982); Assistant Regional Director, San Francisco regional office, FTC (1977 - 1980); and assistant to the General Counsel, FTC (1975 - 1976).

Mrs. Azcuenaga graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1967) and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1973). She is married and resides in Washington, DC. She was born July 25, 1945, in Council, ID.