Nominations & Appointments, June 14, 1985

Nomination of Thomas Anthony Nassif To Be United States Ambassador to Morocco

June 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas Anthony Nassif, of Virginia, as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco. He would succeed Joseph Verner Reed, Jr.

Mr. Nassif began his career in personnel with Southern Pacific Railroad in Los Angeles, CA, from 1963 to 1965. Following his graduation from law school he became a law clerk with Masry & David in Los Angeles from 1968 to 1969. From 1969 to 1972, he was a partner/attorney with Sands & Nassif in El Centro, CA. In 1972 he had his own law practice in El Centro. In 1973 - 1979 he was partner/lawyer with the firm of Byrd, Sturdevant, Nassif & Pinney in El Centro, and from 1980 to 1981, he was a partner/lawyer with Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye in El Centro. Mr. Nassif was appointed Deputy Chief of Protocol in the Department of State in 1981, where he served for 2 years. From 1983 to the present, he has been a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs in the Department.

Mr. Nassif was born on July 22, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, IA. He received his B.S. in 1965 from California State University at Los Angeles and his J.D. in 1968 from California Western University school of law in San Diego. Mr. Nassif served in 1960 with the U.S. Army National Guard and continued in the Reserve until 1968. His foreign language is French. He is married to the former Zinetta Marie Meherg, and they have two children.

Appointment of William Eugene Baumgaertner as a Member of the National Capital Planning Commission

June 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint William Eugene Baumgaertner to be a member of the National Capital Planning Commission for the term expiring January 1, 1991. He would succeed Helen M. Scharf.

Mr. Baumgaertner is currently department head for traffic and planning with Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc., in Greenbelt, MD. Previously, he was project manager (senior traffic engineer) with Hennington, Durham & Richardson, Inc., in Atlanta, GA (1980 - 1982); chief, traffic engineering division, Anne Arundel County, MD (1979 - 1980); and project engineer (senior traffic engineer), Hennington, Durham & Richardson, Inc., Chevy Chase, MD (1978 - 1979).

Mr. Baumgaertner graduated from the University of Maryland (B.S., 1971; M.S., 1978). He is married and resides in Annapolis, MD. He was born March 9, 1947, in Louisville, KY.

Appointment of Five Members of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation

June 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation for terms expiring May 11, 1988.

Dorothy Corbin Clark is currently a registered nurse in Provo, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah (R.N.) and Brigham Young University (B.S.). She is married, has three children, and resides in Provo, UT. She was born October 8, 1924, in Moab, UT. This is a reappointment.

Martha Lois Eargle is currently owner of Eargle & Thurman Realty Marketing & Associates. She is married, has four children, and resides in Conway, SC. She was born June 24, 1936, in Sumter, SC. She would succeed Lila Thompson.

Madeline B. Harwood is currently a lobbyist for the Vermont State Medical Society. She graduated from the Mary Fletcher Hospital School of Nursing (R.N.). She is married, has four children, and resides in Manchester Center, VT. She was born July 7, 1914, in Newbury, VT. This is a reappointment.

William Kerby Hummer is currently a physician in Santa Monica, CA. He graduated from the University of Iowa (B.A., M.D.) and the University of Minnesota (M.S.). He is married, has one child, and resides in Los Angeles. He was born February 17, 1937, in Davenport, IA. He would succeed Richard E. Blanton.

U. Yun Ryo is currently associate professor of radiology and medicine at the University of Chicago. He graduated from Kyungbook National University (M.S.). He is married and resides in Chicago, IL. He was born August 2, 1935, in Kyungbook, Korea. He would succeed Timothy J. O'Brien.

Appointment of David C. Fischer as United States Commissioner on the International Boundary Commission, United States and Canada

June 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint David C. Fischer to be Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Boundary Commission, United States and Canada. He would succeed Frank A. Whetstone.

Mr. Fischer is currently senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Huntsman Chemical Corp. in Salt Lake City, UT. Previously, he was Special Assistant to the President at the White House (1981 - 1985); a member of the staff of Deaver and Hannaford Co. in Los Angeles (1978 - 1980); and executive assistant to Governor Reagan and director of advance operations, Reagan for President (1980 - 1981).

Mr. Fischer graduated from California State Polytechnic University (B.S., 1969) and Brigham Young University (J.D., 1976). He is married, has three children, and resides in Farmington, UT.