Nominations, June 4, 1985

Nomination of Allie C. Felder, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

June 4, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Allie C. Felder, Jr., to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, United States International Development Cooperation Agency, for a term expiring December 17, 1987. This is a reappointment.

Dr. Felder is senior vice president of the Cooperative League of the U.S.A. in Washington, DC. He has been a member of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation since 1971. He taught at the International Cooperative Training Center at the University of Wisconsin and was an associate professor of agricultural economics at Hampton Institute. He spent 13 years in India as a consultant to the American International Association and for the Cooperative League of the U.S.A.

He graduated from Hampton Institute (B.S., 1943), the University of Illinois (M.S.C., 1947), and Ohio State University (Ph.D., 1952). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born August 12, 1921, in Durham, NC.

Nomination of Dwight A. Ink To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development

June 4, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dwight A. Ink to be an Assistant Administrator (Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean) of the Agency for International Development, United States International Development Cooperation Agency. He would succeed Victor M. Rivera.

He has been Acting Director of the General Services Administration since March 1985. Previously he was a consultant to McManus Associates and the Agency for International Development for mission management and staff utilization. He chaired the U.S. delegation to Mexico for the U.S.-Mexico Exchange on Administrative Reform in May 1985. He was Vice President for Administration of the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation in 1981 - 1984.

He was Director of the Community Services Administration from May to September 1981 and prior to that was Vice President for Management, National Consumer Cooperative Bank. In 1976 - 1980 he was director, Office of Sponsored Research and Continuing Education, the American University. He was Deputy Administrator of the General Services Administration in 1973 - 1976; first Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, in 1966 - 1969; Assistant General Manager, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, in 1959 - 1966.

He served as assistant to the Chairman of the AEC in 1958 - 1959; management assistant in 1955 - 1958; chief, Reports and Statistics Branch, Savannah River Operations Office, in 1952 - 1955; and program analyst, Office of Community Affairs, Oak Ridge Operations Office, in 1951 - 1952.

He graduated from Iowa State University (B.S.) and the University of Minnesota (M.A.). In 1942 - 1946 he served in the United States Air Force. He is married, has five children, and resides in Rockville, MD. He was born September 9, 1922, in Des Moines, IA.

Nomination of S. Bruce Smart, Jr., To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce

June 4, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate S. Bruce Smart, Jr., to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. He would succeed Lionel H. Olmer.

Mr. Smart has been with the Continental Group, Inc., since 1953, serving in various sales and general management positions (1953 - 1968) and as executive vice president, forest products operations (1969 - 1973); vice chairman, U.S. operations (1973 - 1975); and president and chief operating officer (1975 - 1980). He has served as chairman and chief executive officer of the Continental Group, Inc., since 1981.

Mr. Smart graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1945) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.M., 1947). He is married, has four children, and resides in Fairfield, CT. He was born February 7, 1923, in New York, NY.