Nominations & Appointments, October 1, 1985

Nomination of C. Everett Koop To Be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service

October 1, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate C. Everett Koop to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, for a term of 4 years. This is a reappointment.

Since 1981 Dr. Koop has been serving as Surgeon General of the Public Health Service. Previously he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. He was surgeon-in-chief of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, and professor of pediatric surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He began his association with the University of Pennsylvania in 1941. He is a member of the Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons; the Surgical Steering Committee; Children's Cancer Study Group; and the Cancer Committee, American Pediatric Surgical Association. He has received many honorary degrees and is the author of more than 170 articles and books on the practice of medicine.

Dr. Koop graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1937), Cornell Medical School (M.D., 1941), and the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania (Sc.D., 1947). He is married, has four children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. He was born October 14, 1916, in New York City, NY.

Nomination of Richard Schifter To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

October 1, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Schifter to be Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. He would succeed Elliott Abrams.

Mr. Schifter is a partner in the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Kampelman in Washington, DC. Since 1981 he has been serving as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Commission for Human Rights. He was Deputy U.S. Representative in the Security Council of the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador in 1984 - 1985; Alternate Representative for the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 1981 - 1982; United States Representative, Committee on Conventions and Recommendations, UNESCO, in 1981 - 1982; and a member of the President's Task Force on American Indians in 1966 - 1967. He has been a member of the United States Holocaust Council since 1980.

Mr. Schifter graduated from the College of the City of New York (B.S., 1943) and Yale Law School (LL.B., 1951). He is married, has five children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. He was born July 31, 1923, in Vienna, Austria.

Appointment of Two Members of the National Commission for Employment Policy

October 1, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Commission for Employment Policy for terms expiring September 30, 1988:

Paul A. Russo, of Virginia, will succeed Roderick R. Paige. Mr. Russo is president of Capitol Consultants in Alexandria, VA. He served on the Reagan-Bush '84 Committee and the 50th Presidential Inaugural Committee. He was Deputy Under Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Labor in 1983 - 1984 and as Special Assistant to the President in 1981 - 1983. He graduated from Ohio State University (B.S., 1966). He was born July 21, 1943, in Cleveland, OH, and now resides in Alexandria, VA.

Jerry J. Naylor, of California, will succeed Roberto Cambo. Mr. Naylor is president and owner of the Jerry Naylor Co. The Jerry Naylor Co. is a public relations organization in Westlake Village, CA. He attended the University of Maryland. He is married, has three children, and resides in Agoura, CA. He was born March 6, 1939, in Erath County, TX.

Appointment of Kay A. Orr as a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts

October 1, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Kay A. Orr to be a member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution). This is an initial appointment.

Mrs. Orr is presently serving as State treasurer for the State of Nebraska. Previously she was executive assistant to Gov. Charles Thone in 1979 - 1981. She serves as a member of the National Association of State Treasurers and was vice chairman for the midwest region in 1984 - 1985. She is a member of the President's Council at Hastings College.

She is married, has two children, and resides in Lincoln, NE. She was born January 2, 1939, in Burlington, IA.