Nominations & Appointments, February 13, 1985

Nomination of George D. Hart To Be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities

February 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate George D. Hart to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring January 26, 1990. He would succeed Jacob Neusner.

Mr. Hart is president of Farnsworth & Ruggles in San Francisco, CA. He is also president and owner of Farnsworth & Ruggles, Draying and Warehousing and Inglewood Realty Corp. He is chairman of the Associated Investors of Northern California.

He serves as a member of the boards of trustees of Boston University, the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums Foundation, and the Institutes of Medical Sciences. He is a member of the board of overseers of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the board of fellows of Boston University. In 1962 - 1974 he served on the board of trustees of the California State University and Colleges by appointment of the Governor of California.

He graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1931), the University of San Francisco (LL.D., 1974), the University of the Redlands (D.B.A., 1974), and Boston University (LL.D., 1980). He is married, has four children, and resides in Ross, CA. He was born January 25, 1908, in San Francisco, CA.

Appointment of Gertrude Catherine McDonald as a Member of the National Commission for Employment Policy, and Designation as Chairman

February 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Gertrude Catherine McDonald to be a member of the National Commission for Employment Policy for a term of 1 year. This is a new position. Upon her appointment, she will be designated Chairman.

Mrs. McDonald was recently announced to be appointed as a member of the National Council on Vocational Education. She is retired director of special education for Fremont Unified School District in Fremont, CA.

She is married and resides in Fremont, CA. She was born July 21, 1923, in the Irvington District of Fremont, CA.

Appointment of Five Members of the Northern Mariana Islands Commission on Federal Laws, and Designation of the Chairman

February 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Northern Mariana Islands Commission on Federal Laws. Benigno R. Fitial will be appointed as Chairman.

Joel J. Bergsma will succeed Agnes Manglona McPhetres. He is Chief Legal Counsel to the House of Representatives, Fourth Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature. He is married and resides in Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He was born December 16, 1954, in Grand Rapids, MI.

Dewey Lawes Falcone will succeed Myron Bennet Thompson. He is an attorney with the firm of Falcone & Falcone in Los Angeles, CA. He is married, has four children, and resides in Redondo Beach, CA. He was born June 27, 1931, in Hermosa Beach, CA.

Benigno R. Fitial will succeed James A. Joseph. He is a member of the House of Representatives of the Fourth Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature. He was born November 27, 1945, in Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, where he now resides.

Edward DLG. Pangelinan is a reappointment. He is a consultant to the Northern Mariana Islands Government. He is married, has five children, and resides in Olney, MD. He was born October 24, 1941, in Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Pedro Agulto Tenorio is a reappointment. He is Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He was born August 8, 1941, in Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, where he now resides.