Nominations & Appointments, June 21, 1985

Nomination of William P. Horn To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior

June 21, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate William P. Horn to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife, Department of the Interior. He would succeed G. Ray Arnett.

Mr. Horn is currently Deputy Under Secretary, Department of the Interior. Previously, he was minority consultant, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (1977 - 1981); special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Water Resources, U.S. Department of the Interior (1976 - 1977); special assistant to the Secretary of Commerce (1975 - 1976); and acting executive director, House Republican Conference, U.S. Congress (1972 - 1975).

Mr. Horn graduated from the American University (B.A., 1972) and Washington College of Law (at the American University) (J.D., 1983). He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born December 16, 1950, in Dover, DE.

Appointment of Thomas N. Tripp as a Member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

June 21, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Thomas N. Tripp to be a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for a term of 2 years. He would succeed George B. Cook.

Mr. Tripp is currently an attorney in the private practice of law in Columbus, OH. He is also owner-founder, Black Sheep Enterprises, and a political consultant and campaign manager for candidates for public office in Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Tripp graduated from Michigan State University (B.S., 1964) and the George Washington University (J.D., 1967). He is married, has three children, and resides in Gahanna, OH. He was born June 19, 1942, in Evanston, IL.

Appointment of Gopal S. Pal as a Member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science

June 21, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Gopal S. Pal to be a member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science, for a term expiring December 31, 1987. He would succeed Naomi J. McAfee.

Dr. Pal has been a dentist in Annandale, VA, since 1974. He was associate professor in the department of pedodontics at Howard University School of Dentistry (1978 - 1981); a member of the staff of the Fairfax County Department of Health Dental Clinic (1969 - 1974); clinical instructor, Georgetown University Dental School, department of pedodontics (1968 - 1969); and in the private practice of dentistry in Trivandrum, India (1962 - 1966).

Mr. Pal graduated from the University of Calcutta (B.D.S., 1962), the University of Bombay (M.D.S., 1966), and the University of Iowa (M.S., 1968). He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born March 24, 1939, in Trivandrum, India.