Nominations and Appointments, March 11, 1985

Nomination of Marshall B. Babson To Be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board

March 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Marshall B. Babson to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board for a term expiring December 16, 1989.

Since 1977 Mr. Babson has been a partner with Wiggin and Dana in New Haven, CT. Previously, he was an associate with Littler, Mendelson, Fastiff and Tichy in San Francisco (1975 - 1977); a law clerk with Palmer and Dodge in Boston, MA (summer, 1974); and a law clerk with Surrey, Karasik, Morse and Seham in New York (summer, 1973).

Mr. Babson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1968) and the Columbia Law School (J.D., 1975). He is married, has two children, and resides in New Haven, CT. He was born November 27, 1945, in Boston, MA.

Nomination of Wilford W. Johansen To Be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board

March 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Wilford W. Johansen to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board for a term expiring August 27, 1988. He would succeed Howard Jenkins, Jr.

Mr. Johansen has been the National Labor Relations Board Regional Director of region 21 since 1971. Previously, he was Acting General Counsel of NLRB (1984); Deputy Assistant General Counsel of NLRB (1961 - 1971); and field attorney for NLRB in region 21 (1959 - 1961).

Mr. Johansen graduated from Idaho State College (B.A., 1951) and George Washington University Law School (LL.B., 1957). He is married, has two children, and resides in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. He was born April 15, 1928, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Appointment of Four Members of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States

March 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States for terms of 3 years. These are reappointments.

Walter Gellhorn has been on the faculty of the Columbia Law School since 1933, serving as a Betts professor (1957 - 1973); university professor (1973 - 1974); and currently as professor emeritus (since 1974). He graduated from Amherst College (A.B., 1927; L.H.D., 1952), Columbia University (LL.B., 1931), and the University of Pennsylvania (LL.D., 1963). He is married, has two children, and resides in New York, NY. He was born September 18, 1906, in St. Louis, MO.

Edith Dinneen Hakola is currently general counsel, treasurer, and vice president of the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation. Previously, she was assistant professor of law at Delaware Law School (1973 - 1975) and administrative assistant at the National Right To Work Committee (1962 - 1966). She graduated from George Washington University (B.A., 1966) and the University of Richmond (J.D., 1968). She is married, has two children, and resides in Springfield, VA. She was born August 2, 1938, in Washington, DC.

Otis M. Smith is currently an attorney with Lewis, White & Clay in Detroit, MI. He was a member of the legal staff of the General Motors Corp. for 17 years, serving as assistant general counsel (1973 - 1974); associate general counsel (1974 - 1977); general counsel (1977 - 1984); and vice president (1974 - 1984). He graduated from Catholic University (J.D., 1950). He is married, has four children, and resides in Detroit, MI. He was born February 20, 1922, in Memphis, TN.

Edward L. Weidenfeld is currently a partner with the firm of McKenna, Conner & Cuneo in Washington, DC. Previously, he was senior member and managing partner with Hall, Estill & Weidenfeld, P.C. (1974 - 1979); attorney with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman (1973 - 1974); and counsel on energy matters and director of the energy staff, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives (1971 - 1973). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1965) and the Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1968). He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born July 15, 1943, in Akron, OH.

Appointment of Eight Members of the Chemical Warfare Review Commission, and Designation of the Chairman

March 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Chemical Warfare Review Commission. These are new positions. The President intends to designate Walter J. Stoessel, Jr., as Chairman upon his appointment.

Philip John Bakes, Jr., is president and chief operating officer of Continental Airlines in Houston, TX. He is married, has two children, and resides in Houston. He was born March 6, 1946, in Little Rock, AR.

Zbigniew Brzezinski is senior adviser at the Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born March 28, 1928, in Warsaw, Poland.

Gen. Richard E. Cavazos, United States Army, retired. He is married, has four children, and resides in Leander, TX. He was born January 31, 1929, in Kingsville, TX.

Barber B. Conable, Jr., is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born November 2, 1922, in Warsaw, NY.

John N. Erlenborn is a partner in the law firm of Seyferth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson in Washington, DC. He is married, has three children, and resides in Fairfax, VA. He was born February 8, 1927, in Chicago, IL.

Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr., is president of Worldwide Consultants, Inc., in Washington, DC. He is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born December 2, 1924, in Philadelphia, PA.

John G. Kester is an attorney with the law firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington, DC. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born June 18, 1938, in Oshkosh, WI.

Walter J. Stoessel, Jr., has served in the past as U.S. Ambassador to Poland (1968 - 1972), the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1974 - 1976), and the Federal Republic of Germany (1976 - 1978). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born January 24, 1920, in Manhattan, KS.