Nominations & Appointments, February 21, 1985

Nomination of Beryl W. Sprinkel To Be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Designation as Chairman

February 21, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dr. Beryl W. Sprinkel to be a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Upon his appointment the President intends to designate him Chairman of the Council. He will be economic adviser to the President. Dr. Sprinkel will succeed Dr. Martin Feldstein, who returned to his tenured position at Harvard University.

Since March 1981 Dr. Sprinkel has been serving as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Monetary Affairs. Previously he was executive vice president and economist at Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago, IL, where he worked for 28 years. He was director of Harris Economics, an economic and financial forecasting service published by the bank; a member of Time magazine's board of economists; chairman of the economic advisory committee of the American Bankers Association; and member of the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a consultant to various government agencies and congressional committees.

Before joining Harris Trust and Savings, he taught economics and finance at the University of Chicago (1949 - 1952) and at the University of Missouri School of Business and Public Administration (1948 - 1949). He is the author of two books, and coauthor of a third, on the effects of monetary policy on financial markets and the economy and has written numerous articles.

Dr. Sprinkel received his B.S. degree in public administration from the University of Missouri in 1947, M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago in 1948, and Ph.D. in economics and finance from the University of Chicago in 1952. He was a founding member of the Shadow Open Market Committee. He holds a chartered financial analyst degree from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from DePaul University, and an honorary doctor of laws degree from St. Michael's College.

He was born November 20, 1923, on a farm near Richmond, MO. He is married to the former Barbara Angus. They have four children and reside in McLean, VA.

Appointment of 11 Members of the President's Advisory Committee on Mediation and Conciliation

February 21, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Advisory Committee on Mediation and Conciliation. These are all new positions.

Norman L. Benjamin is vice president, human resources, for Lockheed Corp. in Burbank CA. He is married, has four children, and resides in Calabasas, CA. He was born April 27, 1928, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Owen Bieber is president of the International Union of United Auto Workers in Detroit, MI. He is married, has five children, and resides in Southfield, MI. He was born December 28, 1929, in North Dorr, MI.

Merlin P. Breaux is vice president, industrial relations, for Gulf Oil Co. in Houston, TX. He is married, has five children, and resides in Sour Lake, TX. He was born January 15, 1932, in Edgerly, LA.

Fred A. Hardin is chairman of the Railway Labor Executives Association and international president of the United Transportation Union in Cleveland, OH. He is married, has three children, and resides in Hilton Head Island, SC. He was born February 21, 1918, in Greenville, SC.

John T. Joyce is president of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen in Washington, DC. He is married and resides in Washington, DC. He was born December 6, 1935, in Chicago, IL.

Peter J. Pestillo is vice president, labor relations, for Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, MI. He is married, has three children, and resides in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. He was born March 22, 1938, in Bristol, CT.

J.A. Sage is vice president of Southern Pacific Transportation Co. in San Francisco, CA. He is married, has three children, and resides in Tiburon, CA. He was born January 9, 1935, in North Bay, Ontario.

John J. Sweeney is president of the Service Employees International Union in Washington, DC. He is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. He was born May 5, 1934, in New York, NY.

David L. Trezise is vice president for industrial relations of Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Pittsburgh, PA. He is married, has five children, and resides in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born October 17, 1926, in Wakefield, MI.

Raymond Earl Williams is corporate vice president, labor relations, at American Telephone & Telegraph Co. in New York, NY. He is married, has four children, and resides in Madison, NJ. He was born June 21, 1927, in Utica, NY.

William H. Wynn is international president of the United Food Workers & Commercial Workers International Union in Washington, DC. He is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born July 17, 1931, in South Bend, IN.