Nominations & Appointments, November 7, 1985

Nomination of Otis R. Bowen To Be Secretary of Health and Human Services

November 7, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Otis R. Bowen to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. He would succeed Margaret M. Heckler.

Dr. Bowen is presently serving as the Lester D. Bibler professor of family medicine and director of undergraduate family practice education at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He was Governor of Indiana in 1973 - 1981. He was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1957, 1958, and 1961 - 1972, serving as minority leader in 1965 - 1966 and speaker from 1967 to 1972. Dr. Bowen has served on a number of Federal advisory commissions, including the Advisory Council on Social Security (Chairman, 1982 - 1984); the Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism (member, 1981 - 1982); the Education Commission of the States (member, 1973 - 1981; Chairman, 1978 - 1979); the Republican Governors Association (member, 1973 - 1981; Chairman, 1978 - 1979); the President's Committee on Science and Technology (member, 1976 - 1977); and as a member of the Advisory Council of the United Student Aid Fund. Dr. Bowen is the recipient of many awards for his contributions to the field of public health. He has written extensively on health issues.

He graduated from Indiana University (A.B., 1939) and Indiana University School of Medicine (M.D., 1942). He is married and has four children. He was born February 26, 1918, in Richland Center, IN.

Nomination of Two Members of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences

November 7, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences:

Philip D. Winn, of Colorado, will succeed Rudard Jones. Mr. Winn is chairman of Philip D. Winn & Associates, Inc., a real estate development company, in Englewood, CO. Previously he was senior vice president of Witkin Homes/U.S. Home Corp. in 1964 - 1976. He graduated from the University of Michigan (B.A., 1948). He is married, has two children, and resides in Englewood, CO. He was born February 1, 1925, in New Britain, CT.

Fred E. Hummel, of California, will succeed Herbert H. Swinburne. He is an architect, planner, and consultant in Sacramento, CA. He served as a member of the National Capital Committee of the American Institute of Architects (1973 - 1974) and was chairman of the California State Building Standards Coordination Council in 1970 - 1971. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1951). He is married, has seven children, and resides in Carmichael, CA. He was born January 10, 1927, in Sheridan, NY.

Appointment of Two Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

November 7, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for terms of 2 years:

J. Kenneth Robinson, of Virginia, will succeed Russell Hanlin. He was a United States Congressman from the Seventh District of Virginia from 1970 to 1985. He is now an orchardist in Winchester, VA. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (B.S., 1937). He is married, has six children, and resides in Winchester, VA. He was born May 14, 1916, in Winchester.

Robert P. Visser, of Virginia, is a reappointment. He is a partner in the firm of Barnett & Alagia in Washington, DC. Previously he was president and chief executive officer of Vistra International, Inc., in Washington, DC. He graduated from the City College of New York (B.S., 1963) and George Washington University (J.D., 1966). He is married, has three children, and resides in Vienna, VA. He was born October 7, 1940, in New York City.