Appointments & Nominations, June 25, 1985

Appointment of 17 Members of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, and Designation of the Chairman

June 25, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. The President also intends to designate Chief Justice Warren E. Burger as Chairman, who is a member by law.

Frederick K. Biebel is executive vice president and treasurer of the International Republican Cooperation Fund in Washington, DC. He was born April 5, 1926, in Bridgeport, CT, and now resides in Stratford, CT.

Betty Southard Murphy is partner in the law firm of Baker & Hostetler in Washington, DC. She was born March 1, 1928, in East Orange, NJ, and now resides in Alexandria, VA.

Phyllis Schlafly is president of Eagle Forum in Washington, DC. She was born August 15, 1924, in St. Louis, MO, and now resides in Alton, IL.

Bernard H. Siegan is distinguished professor of law at the University of San Diego. He was born July 28, 1924, in Chicago, IL, and now resides in La Jolla, CA.

Ronald H. Walker is managing director and partner of Korn/Ferry International in Washington, DC. He was born July 25, 1937, in Bryan, TX, and now resides in Potomac, MD.

Charles Alan Wright is professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin. He was born September 3, 1927, in Philadelphia, PA, and now resides in Austin, TX.

Upon the recommendation of Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States:

Herbert Brownell is currently of counsel with the law firm of Lord, Day and Lord in New York City. He was born February 20, 1904, in Peru, NE, and now resides in New York City.

Cornelia G. Kennedy is currently U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit. She was born August 4, 1923, in Detroit, MI, and now resides in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI.

Obert Clark Tanner is founder and chairman of the board of OC Tanner & Co. He was born September 20, 1904, in Farmington, UT, and now resides in Salt Lake City, UT.

Charles Edward Wiggins is currently U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. He was born December 3, 1927, in El Monte, CA, and now resides in San Francisco, CA.

Upon the recommendation of the President pro tempore of the Senate in consultation with the majority leader and minority leader of the Senate:

Harry McKinley Lightsey, Jr., is dean, University of South Carolina School of Law. He was born December 27, 1931, in Columbia, SC, and now resides in West Columbia, SC.

Edward P. Morgan is owner of the law firm of Welch & Morgan of Washington, DC. He was born May 28, 1913, in St. Louis, MO, and now resides in Bethesda, MD.

Theodore Fulton Stevens is a U.S. Senator for the State of Alaska. He was born November 18, 1923, in Indianapolis, IN, and now resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

Upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the minority leader of the House of Representatives:

Lynne Anne Vincent Cheney is currently senior editor of the Washingtonian magazine. She was born January 14, 1941, in Casper, WY, and now resides in Washington, DC.

Philip M. Crane is U.S. Representative for the 12th District of Illinois. He was born November 3, 1930, in Chicago, IL, and now resides in Washington, DC.

William Joseph Green is an attorney with the firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen of Philadelphia. He was born June 6, 1938, in Philadelphia, PA, and still resides there.

Thomas Henry O'Connor is a professor of history at Boston College. He was born December 9, 1922, in Boston, MA, and resides in Braintree, MA.

Nomination of Elliott Abrams To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation

June 25, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Elliott Abrams to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20, 1990. He would succeed Langhorne A. Motley.

He is an Assistant Secretary of State-designate (Bureau of Inter-American Affairs). He has been serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs since 1981. Previously he was Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations. Before assuming his post at the State Department, he was an attorney with the law firm of Verner, Lipfert, Bernhard and McPherson of Washington, DC, in 1979 - 1981. He was special counsel to Senator Daniel Moynihan (D - NY) in 1977 - 1979. In 1973 - 1975 he was an attorney with the firm of Breed, Abbott and Morgan of Boston, MA.

Mr. Abrams graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1969), the London School of Economics (M.Sc., 1970), and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1973). He is married and resides in Washington, DC. He was born January 24, 1948, in New York, NY.

Appointment of David McLean Walters as a Commissioner of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission

June 25, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint David McLean Walters to be a Commissioner of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission. He will succeed James H. Rowe, Jr.

He is chairman and president of the Miami Children's Fund in Coral Gables, FL. Mr. Walters is also currently a fellow at Boston University Medical School.

He graduated from the Cleveland School of Law (B.A., LL.B.) and the University of Miami Law School (J.D., 1950). He is of counsel to the firm of Walters, Costanzo, Miller, Russell, Heller and Dittmar. In 1977 - 1978 he was the Presidential representative to the Vatican and Holy See with the rank of Ambassador.

He has one child and resides in Miami, FL. He was born April 4, 1917, in Cleveland, OH.

Appointment of James L. Hooley as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance

June 25, 1985

The President has announced the appointment of James L. Hooley as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance.

Since November 1983, Mr. Hooley has been Deputy Director of Presidential Advance and has been Acting Director since June 3 of this year. He joined the White House staff as a member of the Advance Office in September 1982.

Mr. Hooley resigned from the White House staff following the 1984 Republican National Convention to work on the Reagan-Bush reelection campaign. At Reagan-Bush he acted as director of advance for Presidential appearances. He rejoined the White House staff following the November election and was detailed to the 50th American Presidential Inauguration, where he was appointed group director for Presidential events. In this position, he was responsible for inaugural activities involving the President and Mrs. Reagan, as well as the youth-related events.

Prior to his White House service, Mr. Hooley served in the Senior Executive Service as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Labor. From February until September 1981, he was executive assistant and counselor to the Secretary of Labor.

He has been working for Ronald Reagan since May 1978, serving as an advanceman and organization consultant until the 1980 election. Prior to that time he had served in several national and statewide campaigns as a political consultant.

Mr. Hooley is a graduate of the American University in Washington, DC. He was born May 9, 1951, in Albany, NY, and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.