Nominations & Appointments, March 20, 1985

Nomination of Terence C. Golden To Be Administrator of General Services

March 20, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Terence C. Golden to be Administrator of General Services. He would succeed Gerald P. Carmen.

Since 1984 Mr. Golden has been serving at the Department of the Treasury as Assistant Secretary for Administration. Previously, he was a managing partner of Trammell Crow Residential Companies in 1976 - 1984; president and chairman of the board of Palmas Del Mar Co. in Puerto Rico (1973 - 1976); in the nuclear energy division of Babcock & Wilcox Co. in 1970 - 1973; manager for marketing and business planning of Babcock Brown Boveri Reaktor GMBH in Mannheim, Germany (1971 - 1973); and manager, systems and controls, for B&W Commercial Nuclear Fuel Plant in 1970.

He graduated from the University of Notre Dame (B.S., 1966), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., 1968), and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (M.B.A., 1970). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born August 1, 1944, in Honesdale, PA.

Nomination of Peter C. Myers To Be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture

March 20, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Peter C. Myers to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture (Natural Resources and Environment). He would succeed John B. Crowell, Jr.

Mr. Myers has been serving as Chief of the United States Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service since April 1982. Previously he was a full-time farmer, operating his own row crop and livestock farm in the Mississippi Delta area of southern Missouri (1955 - 1982). During that period, he was active in natural resource management and agricultural activities and served as commissioner of the Missouri Department of Conservation; adviser to the Governor of Missouri's Soil and Water Commission; director of the Missouri Cattleman's Association; and a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1953). He served in the United States Army in 1953 - 1955. He is married, has five children, and resides in Annandale, VA. He was born January 4, 1931, in Racine, WI.

Nomination of Robert L. Thompson To Be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture

March 20, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert L. Thompson to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture (Economics). He would succeed William Gene Lesher.

Dr. Thompson has been on the staff of the department of agricultural economics at Purdue University since 1974. He is on leave from Purdue and currently serves on the Council of Economic Advisers as Senior Staff Economist for Food and Agriculture. He has been assistant professor (1974 - 1979), associate professor (1979 - 1983), and professor (1983 - present) at Purdue University. He was visiting professor in economics, statistics, and cooperatives service to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1979 - 1980.

He is a member of the editorial council of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the American Agricultural Economics Association, the American Economic Association, and the International Association of Agricultural Economists. He was a member of the task force on domestic agricultural policy alternatives, National Agricultural Forum, in 1983 - 1984.

Dr. Thompson graduated from Cornell University (B.S., 1967) and Purdue University (M.S., 1969; Ph.D., 1974). He is married, has two children, and resides in Springfield, VA. He was born April 25, 1945, in Canton, NY.

Nomination of A. James Barnes To Be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

March 20, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate A. James Barnes to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He would succeed Alvin L. Alm.

Since 1983 Mr. Barnes has been serving as General Counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency. Previously, he was General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture in 1981 - 1983; partner in the law firm of Beveridge, Fairbanks & Diamond in Washington, DC, in 1973 - 1981; assistant to the Deputy Attorney General in 1973; Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970 - 1973; trial attorney and special assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, in 1969 - 1970; and assistant professor in the Graduate School of Business at Indiana University in 1967 - 1969.

He graduated from Michigan State University (B.A., 1964) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1967). He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born August 30, 1942, in Napoleon, OH.

Appointment of General Andrew L. Goodpaster as a Member of the American Battle Monuments Commission

March 20, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Gen. Andrew L. Goodpaster, United States Army, ret., to be a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission. He would succeed Gen. Mark Wayne Clark.

Since 1983 he has been serving as president of the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA.

General Goodpaster served in Italy, commanding the 48th Engineer Combat Battalion, in 1943 - 1944. He was then assigned to the Operations Division of the General Staff of the War Department, where he served until 1947. In 1950 - 1954 he was special assistant to the Chiefs of Staff, Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers, in Europe. He served at the White House as defense liaison officer and staff secretary to the President in 1954 - 1961. He was division commander of the 8th Infantry Division in 1961 - 1962, assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1962 - 1966, and Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1967.

In 1967 - 1968 he was Commandant of the National War College. He was Deputy Commander of the U.S. forces in Vietnam in 1968 - 1969. He became Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in Europe in 1969 and served there until 1974. He was Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy in 1977 - 1981.

General Goodpaster received the Medal of Freedom in 1984. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (B.S., 1939), Princeton University (M.S.E., M.A., 1949; Ph.D., 1950). He is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born February 12, 1915, in Granite City, IL.

Nomination of Stephen L. Hammerman To Be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation

March 20, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen L. Hammerman to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 1985. He would succeed Ralph D. DeNunzio.

Since 1981 Mr. Hammerman has been assistant to the president of Merrill Lynch & Co. and vice president and general counsel of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. Previously, he was the New York Regional Administrator of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1979 - 1981; managing director and general counsel of Merrill Lynch White Weld Capital Markets Group in 1978 - 1979; and deputy chief operating officer, senior vice president and general counsel, director and vice chairman of the executive committee of White Weld & Co., Inc., in 1969 - 1978.

He was an associate with the firm of Paul, Weiss, Goldberg, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in 1968 - 1969 and Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York (Criminal Division), in 1964 - 1968.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance and Commerce (1959) and New York University School of Law (1962). He is married, has four children, and resides in Atlantic Beach, NY. He was born April 18, 1938, in Brooklyn, NY.