Nominations, March 27, 1985

Nomination of J. Michael Farrell To Be General Counsel of the Department of Energy

March 27, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Michael Farrell to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy. He would succeed Theodore J. Garrish.

Since 1983 Mr. Farrell has been vice president of Global USA, Inc. He also serves as counsel to the law firm of Glynn & Graham and legislative counsel to the firm of Nofziger & Bragg. In 1982 - 1983 he was at the Department of State as a coordinator of the Carribean Basin Initiative. He served at the White House as Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel (1981 - 1982) and Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Counsel to the President (1981). Prior to this time he was a member of the law firms of O'Connor & Farrell (1968 - 1977; 1979 - 1981) and Farrell & Daly (1978). He was Assistant Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board in 1966 - 1967.

He graduated from Georgetown University (B.S., 1963) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1966). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born March 30, 1941, in Washington, DC.

Nomination of Theodore J. Garrish To Be an Assistant Secretary of Energy

March 27, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Theodore J. Garrish to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Congressional, Intergovernmental, and Public Affairs). He would succeed Robert C. Odle, Jr.

Since 1983 Mr. Garrish has been serving as General Counsel of the Department of Energy. Previously, he was special assistant to the Secretary of Energy in 1983; legislative counsel at the Department of the Interior in 1981 - 1982; partner in the law firm of Deane, Snowdon, Shutler, Garrish and Gherardi; General Counsel of the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1976 - 1978; assistant to the Secretary of the Interior in 1976; Deputy General Counsel in the Office of Consumer Affairs, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, in 1975 - 1976; and assistant to the Special Counsel at the White House in 1974.

He graduated from Wayne State University (A.B., 1964; J.D., 1968). He has two children and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born January 6, 1943, in Detroit, MI.

Nomination of Susan Meredith Phillips To Be a Member and the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

March 27, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Susan Meredith Phillips to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the term expiring April 13, 1990, and to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. These are reappointments.

Since November 1981 she has been serving as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She served as Acting Chairman of the Commission from May to November 1983 and has been Chairman since November 1983.

Dr. Phillips was associate vice president of finance and university services at the University of Iowa in 1979 - 1981. She was a Brookings economic policy fellow in 1976 - 1977 and an economic fellow with the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1977 - 1978. She served as assistant professor in the department of business administration at the University of Iowa in 1974 - 1978 (on leave from 1976 to 1978).

She graduated from Agnes Scott College (B.A., 1967) and Louisiana State University (M.S., 1971; Ph.D., 1973). She was born December 23, 1944, in Richmond, VA, and now resides in Washington, DC.