Nominations & Appointments, September 11, 1984

Nomination of Edward J. Philbin To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission

September 11, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward J. Philbin to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 1989. He would succeed James V. Day.

Since June 1984 he has been a consultant to the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. Previously, he was Acting Assistant Secretary for Reserve Affairs at the Department of Defense in 1983 - 1984; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reserve Affairs at the Department of Defense in 1981 - 1983; Commander AFIS/RE Detached Training Site 10, March Air Force Base, CA, in 1979 - 1981; and visiting professor of international law at the Air War College in 1978 - 1979. He served in the United States Naval Air Reserve in 1949 - 1954. He served on active duty in the United States Air Force in 1957 - 1959 and subsequently as a reservist.

He graduated from California State University (B.S., 1957), the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1965), and the Air War College. He was born September 7, 1932, in New York, NY, and now resides in Burke, VA.

Nomination of John N. Griesemer To Be a Governor of the United States Postal Service

September 11, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate John N. Griesemer to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for the remainder of the term expiring December 8, 1986. He would succeed John R. McKean.

Since 1956 Mr. Griesemer has served as superintendent, vice president, and president of Griesemer Stone Co. He is also presently serving as president of General Warehouse Corp., Springfield Ready Mix, and Joplin Stone Co., a company he started in 1963.

Mr. Griesemer graduated from the University of Missouri (B.S., 1953). He is married, has five children, and resides in Springfield, MO. He was born November 30, 1930, in Mt. Vernon, MO.

Appointment of Edmund S. Hawley as Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs

September 11, 1984

The President has announced his intention to appoint Edmund S. ``Kip'' Hawley as Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs.

Mr. Hawley has served as Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs since July 10, 1983.

Previously Mr. Hawley was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at the Department of Transportation under Secretaries Drew Lewis and Elizabeth Dole. The Office of Governmental Affairs was responsible for the Department's legislative programs before Congress as well as its relations with State and local officials and public interest groups.

Prior to serving in the Department of Transportation, Mr. Hawley was an attorney with the firm of Gaston, Snow, Ely, and Barlett in Boston, MA.

Mr. Hawley has received a bachelor of arts degree from Brown University in Providence, RI, and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He is married and resides in Silver Spring, MD.

Appointment of Theresa Ann Elmore as Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs

September 11, 1984

The President has announced his intention to appoint Theresa Ann Elmore as Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs. Ms. Elmore is currently the Director of White House Administration and the White House liaison for the arts and humanities.

Prior to joining the White House, Ms. Elmore was active in Republican politics serving as a member of the Reagan-Bush Inaugural Committee, national deputy finance director for the 1980 George Bush for President campaign, also served as adviser and finance director to several U.S. senatorial campaigns, and was on the Ford finance committee as well as inaugural and campaign staff of President Nixon.

Currently a member of the advisory board for the Center for the Study of the Presidency, Ms. Elmore is also a member of Outstanding Young Women of America, Charter 100, and Executive Women in Government.

Ms. Elmore graduated from Georgetown University School of Business Administration in 1973. She was born on October 10, 1949, in Bethesda, MD.

Appointment of D. Edward Wilson, Jr., as Special Assistant to the President for Administration and Deputy Director of the Office of Administration

September 11, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint D. Edward Wilson, Jr., to be Special Assistant to the President for Administration and Deputy Director, Office of Administration.

Mr. Wilson is currently General Counsel, Office of Administration. From May 1982 to January 1984, he was Associate Counsel to the President, and served as Associate Counsel, Office of the Counsel to the President, from April 1981 to May 1982. In his new position he will continue to report to John F.W. Rogers, Assistant to the President for Management and Administration and Director, Office of Administration.

Prior to joining the White House staff, Mr. Wilson was an associate with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius in Washington, DC. He graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1973) and Georgetown University Law School (J.D., 1976). He is married, resides in Arlington, VA, and was born in New Orleans, LA, on December 23, 1951.