Appointments & Nominations, April 15, 1985

Appointment of Howard H. Baker, Jr., as a Member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

April 15, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Howard H. Baker, Jr., to be a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. This is a new position.

Senator Baker is a senior partner in the law firm of Vinson & Elkins in Washington, DC. He also serves as a partner in the firm of Baker, Worthington, Crossley, Stansberry & Woolf in Huntsville and Knoxville, TN. He served as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1966 to 1985. He was minority leader in 1977 - 1981 and majority leader in 1981 - 1985. He was cochairman of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities and a member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Rules and Administration, and the Select Committee on Intelligence.

He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1984. He attended the University of the South and Tulane University. He graduated from the University of Tennessee (LL.B., 1949). He is married, has two children, and resides in Huntsville, TN. He was born November 15, 1925, in Huntsville, TN.

Nomination of Douglas W. McMinn To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

April 15, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Douglas W. McMinn to be Assistant Secretary of State (Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs).

Since 1982 Mr. McMinn has been serving as Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council. He was designated by the President to help guide policy preparations for the 1984 London Economic Summit and has been redesignated in preparing for this year's summit in Bonn. Previously he served at the Department of Commerce (1981 - 1982). From 1979 to 1981, he served as deputy chief of mission, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Geneva, Switzerland. He was special assistant to the Deputy Special Trade Representative (1977 - 1979) and served as an international economist at the Department of the Treasury from 1975 to 1977.

Mr. McMinn graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A., 1969), Johns Hopkins University (M.L.A., 1972), and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., 1975). He is married, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born July 18, 1947, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Appointment of George F. Moody as a Member of the Board of Governors of the American National Red Cross, and Designation as Principal Officer

April 15, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint George F. Moody to serve on the Board of Governors of the American National Red Cross for a term of 3 years. He will also be designated to act as the principal officer of the corporation.

Since 1980 Mr. Moody has been president, chief operating officer, and a director of both Security Pacific Corp. and Security Pacific National Bank. He is also a member of the office of the chief executive for both organizations and serves on the bank's management committee. He joined Security Pacific National Bank in 1953.

He is a director and was a member of the executive committee of the American Red Cross, Los Angeles chapter. He serves as a director and member of the executive committee of the United Way, Inc. He is a past director of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, for which he served as president in 1980. He is also a director and past president of the Los Angeles Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

He is married, has four children, and resides in Hacienda Heights, CA. He was born July 28, 1930, in Riverside, CA.

Appointment of Two Members of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

April 15, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports:

Robert P. Levy will succeed Dorothy Hamill. Mr. Levy is chairman and president of DRT Industries, Inc., in Philadelphia, PA. He serves on the boards of directors of Tate & Lyle, Inc., and the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He is a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1952). He is married, has five children, and resides in Bryn Mawr, PA. He was born March 30, 1931, in Philadelphia, PA.

Charles Luckman will succeed Roger Staubach. He is founder and partner in the Luckman Partnership, Inc., in Los Angeles, CA. He has also served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Luckman Management Corp. since 1973. He was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Ogden Development Corp. in 1968 - 1974. He graduated from the University of Illinois (1931) and the University of Miami (LL.D., 1950). He is married, has three children, and resides in Los Angeles, CA. He was born May 16, 1909, in Kansas City, MO.