Nominations & Appointments, June 19, 1985

Nomination of Rebecca Gernhardt Range To Be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation

June 19, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rebecca Gernhardt Range to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation (Governmental Affairs). She would succeed Charles G. Hardin.

Mrs. Range is currently Counselor to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation. She was in the office of Senator Ted Stevens from 1977 to 1984, serving as leadership assistant (1977), legislative correspondent (1977 - 1978), legislative assistant (1978 - 1981), and chief of staff (1981 - 1984).

Mrs. Range graduated from DePauw University (B.A., 1976) and Columbus School of Law at Catholic University (J.D., 1982). She is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. She was born October 23, 1954, in Mansfield, OH.

Appointment of Theodore Schwinden as a Member of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

June 19, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Gov. Theodore Schwinden, of Montana, to be a member of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations for a term of 2 years. He would succeed Scott M. Matheson.

Governor Schwinden has been Governor of the State of Montana since 1981. Previously, he was Lieutenant Governor (1977 - 1981); commissioner of State lands (1969 - 1976); a representative for the United States, selected by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, on a wheat trade mission in Asia (1968); and president of the Montana Grain Growers Association (1965 - 1967). In 1958 he was elected to the Montana House of Representatives. He was named to the Legislative Council in 1959 and 1961 and served as house minority whip during the 1961 session.

Governor Schwinden graduated from the University of Montana (B.S., 1949; M.S., 1950). He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. He is married, has three children, and resides in Helena, MT. He was born August 31, 1925, in Wolf Point, MT.