Nominations, Designations & Appointments, April 25, 1985

Nomination of Francis S. Blake To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

April 25, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Francis S. Blake to be an Assistant Administrator (General Counsel) of the Environmental Protection Agency. He would succeed A. James Barnes.

Mr. Blake is currently a partner with the law firm of Swidler, Berlin & Strelow, Chtd. Previously, he was Deputy Counsel to Vice President Bush and Deputy Counsel to the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief (1981 - 1983); associate with Leva, Hawes, Symington, Martin & Oppenheimer (1978 - 1981); law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court (1977 - 1978); and law clerk to Judge Wilfred Feinberg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1976 - 1977).

Mr. Blake graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1971) and Columbia Law School (J.D., 1976). He is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. He was born July 30, 1949, in Boston, MA.

Designation of Lynn S. Wyatt as a Member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy

April 25, 1985

The President today announced his intention to designate Lynn S. Wyatt to be a member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy for the term expiring December 30, 1986. She will succeed Lando William Zech.

Mrs. Wyatt is actively involved in community and charity projects. She serves as vice chairman of the Houston Grand Opera and as a trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. She is chairman of the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation and a board member of Children's Mental Health Services, both in Houston. Mrs. Wyatt is a founding member of the Princess Grace Foundation and chaired its first inaugural gala in Washington, DC.

Mrs. Wyatt attended Bennington College in Vermont. She is married, has four children, and resides in Houston, TX. She was born July 16, 1935, in Houston.

Appointment of Joe L. Allbritton as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

April 25, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Joe L. Allbritton to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution, for the remainder of the term expiring September 1, 1986. He will succeed Delores Hope.

Mr. Allbritton is chairman and chief executive officer of the Riggs National Bank in Washington, DC. He also serves as chairman of the board of the following corporations: University Bancshares, Inc., in Houston, TX; Allbritton Communications Co. in Washington, DC, which owns five network-affiliated stations, including WJLA, and five daily newspapers; Houston Financial Services, Ltd., in London, England; the Perpetual Corp. in Houston, TX; and Pierce National Life Insurance Co. in Los Angeles, CA.

He serves as a member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and as a trustee of the Federal City Council of Washington. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Corporate Cabinet of the American Heart Association. He is former chairman of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Mr. Allbritton received an LL.B. from Baylor University in 1949. He served in the United States Navy in 1943 - 1946. He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born December 29, 1924.