Appointments & Nominations, February 6, 1985

Appointment of Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., as Deputy Assistant to the President

February 6, 1985

The President today announced the appointment of Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., to be Deputy Assistant to the President. He will be responsible for the White House Office of Private Sector Initiatives, as well as continuing to serve in his current position as Director of Presidential Appointments and Scheduling.

Mr. Ryan began serving at the White House in February 1982 as Deputy Director of Presidential Appointments and Scheduling. In February 1983 he was appointed Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Appointments and Scheduling.

Mr. Ryan was previously an attorney with the Los Angeles law firm of Hill, Farrer, and Burrill. While engaged in his practice, he published several articles on various aspects of the law.

During the 1980 Presidential campaign, Mr. Ryan was active in the Reagan-Bush Committee. While residing in California, he was involved in several State, local, and congressional races.

Mr. Ryan graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1977) and the University of Southern California Law Center (J.D., 1980). He was born April 12, 1955, in Tampa, FL.

Nomination of John E. Krings To Be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation of the Department of Defense

February 6, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate John E. Krings to be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Department of Defense. This is a new position.

Mr. Krings has been with the McDonnell Aircraft Co. since 1956 and is presently serving as Director of the United States Navy - United States Marine Corps Group Program. Previously he was Director of Flight Operations (1980 - 1983) and a test pilot (1956 - 1980). He served in the United States Air Force in 1952 - 1956 and in the Air National Guard in 1956 - 1960.

He graduated from Louisiana State University (B.S., 1952). He was born April 2, 1930, in Pittsburgh, PA, and now resides in Arlington, VA.