Nominations, December 18, 1985

Nomination of Daniel Oliver To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, and Designation as Chairman

December 18, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Daniel Oliver to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of 7 years from September 26, 1981. He would succeed James C. Miller III. Upon his confirmation, the President will designate him Chairman.

Since 1983 Mr. Oliver has been serving as General Counsel at the Department of Agriculture. He is also a member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States. Mr. Oliver was General Counsel at the Department of Education in 1981 - 1983. He practiced law in New York City with the firms of Alexander & Green (1976 - 1979 and 1971 - 1973) and Hawkins, Delafield & Wood (1967 - 1970). He served as executive editor of National Review in 1973 - 1976.

He graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1964) and Fordham Law School (LL.B., 1967). He is married, has five children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born March 10, 1939, in New York City.

Nomination of Joan M. Gubbins To Be a Member of the National Council on Educational Research

December 18, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joan M. Gubbins to be a member of the National Council on Educational Research for a term expiring September 30, 1988. This is a reappointment.

Mrs. Gubbins is executive director of the Watchman Foundation in Indiana. She was a State senator in Indiana in 1968 - 1980 and served on the education committee (chairman, 1978 - 1980); public safety committee (chairman, 1969 - 1974); public policy committee; public health and welfare committee; and governmental affairs committee. In 1978 - 1980 she was the Indiana representative to the Education Commission on the States.

She attended the University of Illinois. She is married, has two children, and resides in Noblesville, IN. She was born July 2, 1929, in White Plains, NY.