Appointments & Nominations, January 30, 1985

Appointment of Alfred H. Kingon as Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President

January 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Alfred H. Kingon to be Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President. Mr. Kingon will succeed Craig L. Fuller, who will assist the Chief of Staff in coordinating the transition for the next few months before returning to the private sector.

Mr. Kingon has been serving as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Policy Planning and Communications since March 1984. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy (1983 - 1984).

Previously he was with Macro Communications, Inc., in New York City, serving as editor in chief of Financial World (1973 - 1983) and Saturday Review (1980 - 1982) and editor of Money & Credit (1970 - 1973). He was portfolio manager for the Businessman's Fund in 1969 - 1971; security analyst, vice president, and director of research for Scheinman, Hochstin & Trotta in 1967 - 1969; and investment adviser with Burnham & Co. in 1963 - 1967. He was a member of the executive committee of the President's Private Sector Survey for Cost Control Task Force (1983 - 1984) and the President's National Productivity Advisory Committee (1982 - 1983).

Mr. Kingon graduated from Union College (B.S., 1953) and attended New York University Graduate School of Business Administration in 1956 - 1961. He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born May 11, 1931, in Brooklyn, NY.

Appointment of Thomas C. Dawson as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff and Deputy Assistant to the President

January 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Thomas C. Dawson to be Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff and Deputy Assistant to the President.

Mr. Dawson was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Business and Consumer Affairs in January 1984. In this position he serves as the Secretary's principal adviser on Treasury issues effecting business, trade and professional organizations and groups. Prior to becoming Assistant Secretary he served, since 1981, as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Developing Nations, with responsibility for economic and financial relations with developing countries, including debt rescheduling and International Monetary Fund programs.

Before joining the Treasury Department, Mr. Dawson was active in the Reagan/Bush campaign, working with the planning task force on examination of government organization. From November 1980 to February 1981, he was executive assistant to Transition and White House Personnel Director E. Pendleton James, where he assisted in the screening, evaluation, and selection of Cabinet and sub-Cabinet appointees.

From 1978 to 1980, Mr. Dawson was affiliated with McKinsey & Co., focusing on international business operations for corporate clients.

Mr. Dawson was a Foreign Service officer for 5 years in the Office of Investment Affairs as staff assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, William Casey, and with the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, where he was responsible for analysis of Brazilian foreign trade performance and prospects.

Mr. Dawson earned his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, graduating in the top 5 percent of his class. He has a bachelor's degree, with honors, in economics from Stanford University and has done graduate work in economics at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Mr. Dawson is married to the former Moira Haley. They have three children, Thomas, Andrew, and Catherine.

Appointment of David L. Chew as Staff Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President

January 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint David L. Chew to be Staff Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President.

Mr. Chew has been serving as Senior Deputy Comptroller of the Currency for Policy and Planning since April 1984. In that capacity he has been responsible for OCC's analysis of the economic, structural, and deregulatory policy issues affecting the national banking system. In addition, he has overseen the Office's bank chartering and licensing functions, including applications for national bank charters, branches, mergers, and other banking activities. He has been responsible for the Office's financial management, strategic planning, and the computer and systems modernization programs. From 1981 to April 1984, Mr. Chew served as Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury. He previously was vice president of Citizen's Choice, a public interest organization affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

In 1979 Mr. Chew served as administrative assistant to Senator Robert Dole, and prior to that, he was director of research for Timmons and Co., a consulting firm in Washington, DC.

Mr. Chew received a B.S.F.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1974. He resides with his wife, Sheila Burke, in Washington, DC.

Appointment of Christopher Hicks as Deputy Assistant to the President for Administration

January 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Christopher Hicks to be Deputy Assistant to the President for Administration.

Mr. Hicks has served since April 1984 as the Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury and as Executive Secretary for the Treasury Department. He joined the Department in December 1983 as Executive Secretary. Previously Mr. Hicks, 34, was the Associate Director (Economic and Transportation Group) of the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House. From March 1981 to May 1982, he was Associate Counsel in the Office of the Counsel to the President.

Prior to joining the Reagan administration, Mr. Hicks was a trial attorney with the firm of Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston, TX. He also served for a year as a law clerk to the Supreme Court of Texas. During the 1980 Presidential campaign, Mr. Hicks was an advanceman for the Reagan/Bush campaign.

Mr. Hicks received his bachelor of arts degree from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, in 1972 and earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 1977. At SMU he was an editor of the law review, an officer of the student government, and a member of Barristers (an honorary scholastic/service organization).

Mr. Hicks resides in Maryland with his wife, Elizabeth Bellamy Hicks, and son, Austin Bellamy Hicks.

Nomination of John F.W. Rogers To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

January 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate John F.W. Rogers as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Management. This is a new position created by Public Law 98 - 594. The position of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Administration (an SES position) is currently held by Terrence C. Golden. Mr. Golden has been recommended for a Presidential appointment.

Mr. Rogers has been a member of the White House staff since 1981 and now serves as Assistant to the President for Management and Administration and Director, Office of Administration. In addition to his present responsibilities, he recently served as director and general manager of the Committee for the 50th American Presidential Inaugural.

Prior to joining the White House staff, he was executive assistant to the director of the White House transition team, and prior to the transition served as assistant to the president for administration at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI). He previously worked as a researcher in the White House during the Ford administration.

Mr. Rogers is a graduate of George Washington University. He is a member of the board of trustees of the National Building Museum and represents the President on the board of the United States Capitol Historical Society. He is also a member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. He was born in Seneca Falls, NY, on April 15, 1956.

Nomination of Margaret DeBardeleben Tutwiler To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

January 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Margaret DeBardeleben Tutwiler as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs and Public Liaison.

Miss Tutwiler has served as a member of the White House staff since 1981 and is now Deputy Assistant to the President for Political Affairs. In addition to her White House responsibilities, she recently served as director of public liaison of the Committee for the 50th American Presidential Inaugural.

Prior to joining the White House staff, Miss Tutwiler was director of scheduling for Vice President Bush in the election campaigns of 1979 - 1980. In 1977 - 1978 she was a public affairs representative for the National Association of Manufacturers. She participated in the 1976 Presidential campaign as executive director of the President Ford Committee of Alabama.

Miss Tutwiler was born in Birmingham, AL, on December 28, 1950, and received her bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Alabama in 1973.

Appointment of Mervin J. Flander as a Member of the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped

January 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Mervin J. Flander to be a member of the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped for a term expiring December 21, 1989. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Flander is chief of the Bureau of Services to the Blind for the State of Nevada in Carson City, NV. He graduated from Drake University (B.A.; J.D., 1953).

He is married, has four children, and resides in Carson City, NV. He was born April 25, 1926, in Sigourney, IA.