Nominations & Appointments, October 30, 1985

Nomination of Wendell L. Willkie II To Be General Counsel of the Department of Education

October 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Wendell L. Willkie II to be General Counsel, Department of Education. He would succeed Maureen E. Corcoran.

Mr. Willkie has been serving as Chief of Staff at the Department of Education since February of this year. Previously, he was at the White House as Associate Counsel to the President in 1984 - 1985; General Counsel at the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1982 - 1984; and an associate with the firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in 1978 - 1982.

Mr. Willkie graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1973), Oxford University, England (M.A., B.A., 1975), and the University of Chicago (J.D., 1978). He was born October 29, 1951, in Indianapolis, IN, and now resides in Washington, DC.

Nomination of Walter J. Shea To Be a Member of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission

October 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Walter J. Shea to be a member of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission. He would succeed William Sidell.

Mr. Shea is vice president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Previously he served as executive assistant to two general presidents of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1967 - 1982. He joined the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1957 as a member of the research department of the eastern conference. In 1960 - 1967 he was assistant to the eastern conference director.

Mr. Shea was appointed to the President's Commission on Alcohol Abuse in 1983. He is married, has six children, and resides in Annapolis, MD. He was born November 30, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY.

Appointment of Five Delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business

October 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business. These are new positions.

William H. Marumoto, of Virginia, is president and founder of the Interface Group, Ltd., of Washington, DC, a management consulting firm. He graduated from Whittier College (B.A., 1957). He is married, has four children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born December 16, 1934.

B.F. (Chip) Backlund, of Illinois, is president and chief executive officer of Bartonville Bank in Peoria, IL. He graduated from Washburn University (B.A., 1946) and the University of Colorado (LL.B., 1949). He is married, has three children, and resides in Peoria, IL. He was born May 31, 1924, in Stromsburg, NE.

Vincent G. Bell, Jr., of Pennsylvania, is chairman of the board and president of Safeguard Business Systems, Inc., in Fort Washington, PA. He graduated from Lehigh University (B.S., 1949). He is married, has three children, and resides in Radnor, PA. He was born November 30, 1925, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Thomas Norman Innes, of Virginia, is president of Brooks & Innes, Inc., realtors in Richmond, VA. He graduated from the University of Richmond (B.A., 1971). He is married, has two children, and resides in Richmond, VA. He was born October 9, 1949, in Somers, NY.

Milo Eugene Smith, of Indiana, is president of M.E. Smith, Inc., a real estate firm in Columbus, IN. He attended the University of Indiana. He has two children and resides in Columbus, IN. He was born July 18, 1950, in Columbus.