Nominations & Appointments, December 9, 1985

Nomination of H. Lawrence Garrett III To Be General Counsel of the Department of Defense

December 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate H. Lawrence Garrett III to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense. He would succeed Chapman B. Cox.

Since 1983 Mr. Garrett has been serving at the White House as Associate Counsel to the President. Previously, he was Regional Director of the Merit Systems Protection Board in Seattle, WA (1982 - 1983); Executive Assistant to the President and chief operating officer, U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation (1981 - 1982); assistant counsel in the Office of the Counsel to the President at the White House in 1981; senior attorney/adviser to the Director, Office of Government Ethics (1979 - 1981). During his Navy service, he served as Force Judge Advocate, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, HI (1974 - 1978).

Mr. Garrett graduated from the University of West Florida (B.S., 1969) and the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1972). He is married, has two children, and resides in Oakton, VA. He was born June 24, 1939, in Washington, DC.

Nomination of Jed Dean Christensen To Be Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

December 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jed Dean Christensen to be Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Department of the Interior. He would succeed John D. Ward.

Mr. Christensen is Acting Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement at the Department of the Interior. Previously, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the Department of the Interior; staff assistant to the Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior (1981 - 1984); finance and administrative services director for the city of Provo, UT (1979 - 1981); and budget officer in the office of the county manager, Clark County, NV (1977 - 1979).

Mr. Christensen graduated from Brigham Young University (B.S., 1970) and Arizona State University (M.P.A., 1972). He is married, has three children, and resides in Springfield, VA. He was born March 11, 1945, in Salina, UT.

Nomination of J. Craig Potter To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

December 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Craig Potter to be an Assistant Administrator (Air and Radiation) of the Environmental Protection Agency. He would succeed Joseph A. Cannon.

Mr. Potter is currently Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior. Previously, at the Department of the Interior he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife (1982 - 1985) and special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks (1981 - 1982). He served on the professional staffs of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee (1978 - 1981) and the U.S. Senate Government Affairs Committee (1977 - 1978). He was chief counsel of the U.S. Senate Post Office and Civil Service Committee in 1976 - 1977.

Mr. Potter graduated from the University of Illinois (A.B., 1967) and the University of Wyoming (J.D., 1972). He is married, has one child, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born December 23, 1943, in La Jolla, CA.

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

December 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business:

Nicholas A. Zoto, of Pennsylvania, is founder and owner of Zoto's, Inc., a family restaurant in Hatfield, PA. He served on the boards of the directors of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. and the Philadelphia Small Business Investment Corp. He is married, has three children, and resides in Huntingdon Valley, PA. He was born May 29, 1937, in Philadelphia, PA.

Bernhardt William Collins, of Arizona, is a partner in charge of emerging business service with the national accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, Tucson office. He is also associated with the accounting firm of Turigliatto, Collins, Bitner & Palm in Tucson. He graduated from St. Louis University (B.S., 1956). He has four children and resides in Tucson, AZ. He was born December 28, 1932, in St. Louis, MO.

Nomination of Della M. Newman To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs

December 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Della M. Newman to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs for the remainder of the term expiring May 8, 1987. She would succeed Peter Douglas Keisler.

Ms. Newman is president and owner of Village Real Estate, Inc., in Seattle, WA. She is also treasurer of Pacific Factors, Ltd., Inc., and sole proprietor of Braemar Associates, consulting services. She was on the board of directors of the Washington State Council on Economic Education and was secretary/treasurer, on the board of directors and executive committee for the Association of Washington Business.

She is married, has two children, and resides in Seattle, WA. She was born June 6, 1932, in Seattle.