Appointment of Two Members of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere, and Designation of the Chairman

January 23, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere for terms expiring July 1, 1987. The President intends to designate John E. Flipse as Chairman upon his appointment.

S. Fred Singer is a reappointment. He is a visiting professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He served as Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (1970 - 1971) and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Scientific Programs at the Department of the Interior in 1967 - 1970. He received a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1948. He was born September 27, 1924, in Vienna, Austria, and now resides in Arlington, VA.

John E. Flipse will succeed John A. Knauss. He is associate vice chancellor of the Texas A&M system and associate dean of engineering of the college of engineering at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the faculty of Texas A&M University in 1978, he was founder, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Deepsea Ventures, Inc. (1968 - 1977). He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 1942) and New York University (M.M.E., 1948). He is married, has four children, and resides in College Station, TX. He was born February 4, 1921, in Montville, NJ.