Appointments & Nominations, March 26, 1985

Appointment of Mitchell Daniels, Jr., as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

March 26, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Mitchell Daniels, Jr., as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Mr. Daniels served as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 1983 - 1985. Previously, he was administrative assistant to Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana (1977 - 1982) and chief aide to then Mayor Richard Lugar of Indianapolis (1974 - 1976).

He graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1971 and received a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1979.

He is married, has three children, and resides in Fairfax Station, VA. He was born April 7, 1949, in Monongahela, PA.

Nomination of Donald S. Lowitz for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Representative to the Conference on Disarmament

March 26, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald S. Lowitz, of Illinois, for the rank of Ambassador while serving as United States Representative to the Conference on Disarmament.

Mr. Lowitz has been serving as the U.S. Representative to the Conference on Disarmament with the personal rank of Ambassador since December of last year. Prior to that time, he was engaged in the private practice of law in Chicago, IL, in the firms of Lowitz and Lowitz (1952 - 1954); Lowitz, Vihon, Lowitz and Stone (1959 - 1969); and Lowitz, Stone, Kipnis, and Goodman (1971 - 1974). He was a partner in the firm of Aaron, Schimberg, Hess, and Gilbert in 1974 - 1984.

He served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago (1954 - 1959) and was general counsel of the Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington, DC (1969 - 1971). In 1972 - 1978 he was a member and then Chairman of the Board of Foreign Scholarships and served as a consultant in the Executive Office of the President in 1974 - 1975 and with the Department of Defense in 1975.

Mr. Lowitz received a bachelor of legal science in 1950 from the Northwestern University School of Commerce and a J.D. in 1952 from the Northwestern University School of Law. He is married, has three children, and resides in Chicago, IL. He was born April 16, 1929, in Chicago, IL.

Appointments & Nominations, March 26, 1985 Appointment of Michael P. Castine as a Member of the President's Advisory Council on Private Sector Initiatives

March 26, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Michael P. Castine to be a member of the President's Advisory Council on Private Sector Initiatives. This is a new position.

Mr. Castine is attending the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the first recipient of the George S. Dively fellowship at Harvard to study the impact of public/private partnerships on the business community. Previously, he served in the White House as Deputy Director of the Office of Private Sector Initiatives (1981 - 1984) and staff assistant in the Office of Presidential Appointments and Scheduling (1981). He was a legislative staff assistant to Congressman Jack Kemp (R - NY) in 1978 - 1981.

He graduated from the State University of New York (B.A., 1976). He was born April 29, 1954, in Buffalo, NY, and now resides in Boston, MA.