Appointments & Nominations, June 11, 1985

Appointment of William F. Martin as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council

June 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint William F. Martin as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council. He will succeed Robert M. Kimmitt.

Mr. Martin has served on the National Security Council staff since 1982 as Director of International Economic Affairs, Deputy Executive Secretary, and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (Coordination). In his new capacity, Mr. Martin will retain the title of Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

Prior to joining the National Security Council sB`aff, Mr. Martin was special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. In 1979 - 1981 he served in the International Energy Agency in Paris as special assistant to the Executive Director and was responsible for overall coordination of International Energy Agency ministerial meetings. Before that he was a program officer of the Workshop on Alternative Energy Strategies based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1972) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.M., 1974). He is married to the former Jill Wheaton, and they have two sons. He was born October 4, 1950, in Tulsa, OK.

Nomination of Rozanne L. Ridgway To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

June 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rozanne L. Ridgway to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European and Canadian Affairs). She would succeed Richard R. Burt.

Since 1982 she has been serving as U.S. Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic, Berlin. Previously, she was special assistant to the Secretary of State in 1981 - 1982; Counselor of the Department of State in 1980 - 1981; Ambassador to Finland in 1977 - 1980; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs, with the rank of Ambassador, in 1975 - 1977; and deputy chief of mission in Nassau in 1973 - 1975. Prior to that time, she served in the Department as Deputy Director, Policy Planning and Coordination, in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1972 - 1973) and desk officer for Ecuadorean affairs in 1970 - 1972.

Ambassador Ridgway was political officer in Oslo (1967 - 1970) and served in the Department as international relations officer in the Bureau of European Affairs (1964 - 1967). She was visa officer in Palermo in 1962 - 1964, personnel officer in Manila in 1959 - 1962, and information specialist at the Department in 1957 - 1959.

She graduated from Hamline University (B.A., 1957). She was born August 22, 1935, in St. Paul, MN.

Appointment of William R. Jackson as a Member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States

June 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint William R. Jackson to be a member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States for a term of 3 years. He will succeed Michael R. Gardner.

Mr. Jackson is a partner in the law firm of Jackson, Bolton and Gomes in Tustin, CA. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Brill & Hunt in Los Angeles, CA (1979 - 1982); a partner in the firm of Kendig, Stockwell & Gleason in Beverly Hills, CA (1976 - 1979); an attorney in the firm of Long & Levit in Los Angeles (1972 - 1976); and president of Jackson-Nolen, Inc. (general contractors), in 1966 - 1972.

He graduated from Brigham Young University (B.S., 1960) and the University of California at Los Angeles (J.D., 1965). He is married, has five children, and resides in Tustin, CA. He was born March 26, 1937, in Los Angeles, CA.

Appointment of Portia Scott as a Member of the National Afro-American History and Culture Commission

June 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Portia Scott to be a member of the National Afro-American History and Culture Commission for a term expiring January 18, 1986. She will succeed Margaret Burroughs.

She is the assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Daily World. Previously she was with the Atlanta Daily World and the Birmingham World as a reporter, editor, and assistant production manager. She was an instructor of journalism at Clark College in Atlanta, GA, in 1972 - 1976.

Ms. Scott was organizer and president of the new Atlanta section, National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (1975 - 1978), and served as a member of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women (1975 - 1977). In 1978 she was appointed to a 4-year term on the State Commission (Georgia) on Physical Fitness.

She graduated from Howard University (B.A., 1964) and Atlanta University (M.A., 1971). She has one child and resides in Atlanta, GA. She was born June 9, 1943, in Atlanta, GA.