Nominations & Appointments, July 12, 1985

Nomination of Raymond D. Lett To Be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture

July 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Raymond D. Lett to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture (Marketing and Inspection Services). He would succeed C.W. McMillan.

Mr. Lett is currently serving at the Department of Agriculture as Executive Assistant to the Secretary. He was assistant director of the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture in 1977 - 1981; State executive director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in Illinois in 1971 - 1977; and district director for northeast Illinois of the ASCS in 1968 - 1971.

He graduated from Iowa State University (B.A., 1956). He is married, has three children, and resides in Vienna, VA. He was born December 16, 1934, in Sandwich, IL.

Nomination of Vance L. Clark To Be Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration

July 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Vance L. Clark to be Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration, Department of Agriculture. He would succeed Charles Wilson Shuman.

Mr. Clark is a member of the board of directors of the Producers Cotton Oil Co. He also serves as a commissioner of the California Student Aid Commission. He retired from the Bank of America in 1983 after 42 years of service in various positions and locations throughout California. He is past president of the Fresno County and City Chamber of Commerce.

He graduated from Nebraska Business College (1941). He is married, has three children, and resides in Fresno, CA. He was born September 17, 1923, in St. Paul, NE.

Nomination of Joyce A. Doyle To Be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

July 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joyce A. Doyle to be a member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for the remainder of the term expiring August 30, 1986. She would succeed Rosemary M. Collyer.

Ms. Doyle is currently serving as assistant general counsel of Belco Petroleum Corp. in New York City. Previously she was with the New York law firm of Fogarty, McLaughlin and Semel, where she served as an attorney in 1973 - 1976.

She graduated from Youngstown State University (B.A., 1960), Catholic University (M.A., 1964), and Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1972). She was born August 13, 1937, in Youngstown, OH, and now resides in New York, NY.

Nomination of Richard S. Nicholson To Be an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation

July 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard S. Nicholson to be an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (Mathematical and Physical Sciences). He would succeed Edward A. Knapp.

He has been serving as Acting Deputy Director and Staff Director of the National Science Foundation since 1983. He has been at the National Science Foundation since 1970 serving most recently as Deputy Assistant Director for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences in 1980 - 1982; Director of the Chemistry Division in 1977 - 1982; Director of the Division of Information Systems in 1979 - 1980; Senior Planning Officer for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences in 1978 - 1979; and Special Assistant to the Director in 1976 - 1977.

He graduated from Iowa State University (B.S., 1960) and the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D., 1964). He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born April 5, 1938, in Des Moines, IA.

Appointment of Philip B. Elfstrom as a Member of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

July 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Philip B. Elfstrom of Kane County, Illinois, to be a member of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations for a term of 2 years. He would succeed William J. Murphy.

Mr. Elfstrom is county commissioner of Kane County in Illinois and also serves as president of the National Association of Counties. He has been a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Counties for 11 years. Since 1982 he has been president of the Kane County Forest Preserve Commission. In 1961 - 1982 he was owner of Bader Publishing Co. in Batavia, IL.

Mr. Elfstrom graduated from the University of Kentucky (B.S., 1950). He was born July 14, 1928, in Evanston, IL, and now resides in Batavia, IL.

Nomination of George D. Gould To Be Under Secretary of the Treasury

July 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate George D. Gould to be Under Secretary of the Treasury. He would succeed Norman B. Ture.

Since 1976 he has been serving as chairman and chief executive officer of Madison Resources, Inc. He has also been a general partner in the investment banking firm of Wertheim and Co. since January 1985. Previously he was chairman of the Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp. in 1961 - 1976. He was with Jeremiah Millbank Investments in 1955 - 1961.

He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1951) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1955). He is married, has one child, and resides in New York City. He was born May 22, 1927, in Boston, MA.

Appointment of George Deukmejian as a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

July 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint George Deukmejian to be a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council for the remainder of the term expiring January 15, 1986. He will succeed Mario M. Cuomo.

He was elected Governor of California in 1982 and was inaugurated on January 3, 1983. Previously he was attorney general for the State of California in 1979 - 1982. He served as a member of the California State Senate in 1967 - 1979. Prior to that time, he was a member of the California State Assembly (1963 - 1967).

Governor Deukmejian graduated from Sienna College (B.A., 1949) and St. John's University (J.D., 1952). He is married, has three children, and resides in Sacramento, CA. He was born June 6, 1928, in Albany, NY.