Nominations & Appointments, November 4, 1985

Nomination of Sylvester Robert Foley, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary of Energy

November 4, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Sylvester Robert Foley, Jr., to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Defense Programs). He would succeed William W. Hoover, who has resigned.

Admiral Foley most recently served as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, 1982 - 1985. During his 35 years with the U.S. Navy, Admiral Foley served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans, Policy and Operations), 1980 - 1982; Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, 1978 - 1980; and Deputy Director, Strategic Plans and Policy Division of the Navy staff, 1975 - 1977.

Admiral Foley graduated from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1950) and George Washington University (M.S., 1968). He is married, has four children, and resides in Chester, MD. Admiral Foley was born September 19, 1928, in Manchester, NH.

Nomination of J. Steven Griles To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior

November 4, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Steven Griles to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Land and Minerals Management). He would succeed Garrey Edward Carruthers, who has resigned.

Mr. Griles has been Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Water Resources since 1983; Deputy Director, Office of Surface Mining, 1981 - 1983, at the Department of the Interior. Previously, Mr. Griles served in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Economic Development as executive assistant, 1978 - 1981, and as programs administrator, 1977 - 1978.

Mr. Griles graduated from the University of Richmond (B.S., 1970). He is married, has three children, and resides in Reston, VA. Mr. Griles was born December 13, 1947, in Clover, VA.

Appointment of Bernard Eugene Smith, Jr., as a Member of the Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum

November 4, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Bernard Eugene Smith, Jr., to be a member of the Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. He would succeed Richard H. Jones.

Since 1978 Mr. Smith has been a partner with Lawrence, O'Donnell & Co., a stock brokerage firm in New York, NY. From 1967 to 1978, he was a partner with Lasker, Stone and Stern and from 1950 to 1967, a partner with LaMorte Maloney & Co., also stock brokerage firms. Mr. Smith served in the United States Navy, 1946 - 1949 and 1951 - 1952.

Mr. Smith graduated from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1946). He was born December 20, 1924, in New York, NY. He is married, the father of seven children, and resides in New York, NY.