Nominations & Appointments, November 13, 1985

Nomination of John C. Layton To Be Inspector General of the Department of Energy

November 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate John C. Layton to be Inspector General of the Department of Energy. He would succeed James R. Richards.

Since 1984 Mr. Layton has been Inspector General of the Department of the Treasury. Previously, he was Deputy Inspector General of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1983 - 1984; OIG Center Director, NASA Office of Inspector General, in 1982 - 1983; regional director of investigations, NASA Office of Inspector General, in 1980 - 1982; and on the investigative staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations in 1972 - 1980.

Mr. Layton graduated from Rider College (B.A., 1966). He was born October 9, 1944, in East Stroudsburg, PA, and now resides in Woodbridge, VA.

Appointment of Kathleen Osborne as Special Assistant to the President

November 13, 1985

The President today announced the appointment of Kathleen Osborne to be Special Assistant to the President. Ms. Osborne will remain in the personal office of the President, where she has served as his personal secretary for 4 years, and will continue carrying out her duties in that capacity.

While President Reagan was Governor of California, Ms. Osborne was assistant personal secretary to the Governor for approximately 2 years and was also personal secretary to the First Lady of California, Mrs. Ronald Reagan, for approximately 2 years. In 1975 she opened her own business, a ladies apparel store, in Sacramento, CA, and managed it until she was appointed in October 1981 to be the President's personal secretary. Ms. Osborne closed her business in December 1984.

A native of Sacramento, CA, Ms. Osborne currently resides in Arlington, VA, with her 11-year-old daughter, Shelley. Her 18-year-old son, Scott, is a freshman in college in Sacramento, CA.

Appointment of Linas J. Kojelis as Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison

November 13, 1985

The President today announced the appointment of Linas J. Kojelis as Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison. Mr. Kojelis will head the division of foreign policy and defense issues in the Office of Public Liaison. He has served 2\1/2\ years as Associate Director in the same office.

In 1981 - 1983 Mr. Kojelis served at the Department of Defense in the Office of European and NATO Affairs in the Office of International Security Policy. In 1981 he served on the staff of the Assistant to the President for Political Affairs. Before joining the administration, Mr. Kojelis was a legislative assistant for former Pennsylvania Senator Richard S. Schweiker (R - PA).

Mr. Kojelis received his bachelor's degree in history (highest departmental honors) and economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (1976). He earned a master of public affairs degree, specializing in international relations, from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1978, where he was a McConnel Foundation fellow. A native of Los Angeles, CA, Mr. Kojelis currently resides in the District of Columbia.

Appointment of Nancy J. Risque as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs

November 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Nancy J. Risque to be Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs.

Ms. Risque has served as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs since 1982 and currently serves as Deputy Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs. She was designated a member of the U.S. delegation to the World Conference To Review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women, which was held last July in Nairobi, Kenya. Ms. Risque is also a member of the President's Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise.

Ms. Risque has been with the Reagan administration since January 1981. Previously, she was a government affairs representative for private industry; a Ford administration appointee at the Commerce Department; and a publicist. She also worked in program and campaign development for the Republican Party. She has a bachelor of arts degree from Radford College and currently resides in Virginia.

Nomination of C. Dale Duvall To Be Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation

November 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate C. Dale Duvall to be Commissioner of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. He would succeed Robert N. Broadbent.

Mr. Duvall is presently serving as Secretary-Treasurer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Previously, he served as White House liaison at the Community Services Administration in 1981 and before that as a member of the staff in the office of the President-elect (1980 - 1981). From 1965 to 1980, he was partner and managing partner at Morris, Lee & Co. in Spokane, WA.

Mr. Duvall graduated from Kinman Business University, Spokane, WA, in 1960. He is married, has four children, and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born May 11, 1933, in Spokane, WA.

Nomination of David M.L. Lindahl To Be Director of the Office of Alcohol Fuels

November 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate David M.L. Lindahl to be Director of the Office of Alcohol Fuels, Department of Energy. He would succeed James G. Sterns.

Since 1972 Mr. Lindahl has been serving at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, as a specialist in energy policy. Previously, he was Federal representative for the National Petroleum Council in 1978 - 1980; Assistant Director for Research and Analysis, Office of Energy Transportation, Department of Energy (1978). Since 1973 he has also served as a consultant to the National Geographic Society.

Mr. Lindahl graduated from the University of Indiana (B.Sc., 1967) and Western Michigan University (M.A., 1968). He is married, has two children, and resides in Springfield, VA. He was born August 6, 1944, in Fort Wayne, IN.