Nominations, August 1, 1985

Nomination of Elizabeth Flores Burkhart To Be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board

August 1, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Elizabeth Flores Burkhart to be a member of the National Credit Union Administration Board for the term of 6 years expiring April 10, 1991. This is a reappointment.

Since 1982 Mrs. Burkhart has been a member of the National Credit Union Administration. Previously she was Associate Deputy Administrator for Information Resources Management at the Veterans Administration in 1981 - 1982. In 1981 she also served at the Veterans Administration as consultant and later as Assistant Deputy Administrator. She was deputy treasurer for the Reagan-Bush Compliance Committee and cost center manager for the Reagan-Bush Committee. In 1979 - 1980 she was controller of the George Bush for President Committee in Houston, TX. Previously she was assistant vice president of the Texas-Commerce Bank in Houston, having served with that institution in 1968 - 1979. She served in the United States Marine Corps in 1954 - 1956.

She graduated from Midwestern University (B.A., 1966) and Houston Baptist University (M.B.A., 1979). She is married and resides in Washington, DC. She was born July 19, 1935, in Waelder, TX.

Nomination of Robert B. Sims To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

August 1, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert B. Sims to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs). He would succeed Michael Ira Burch.

Since 1983 Mr. Sims has been at the White House, serving as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs. Previously he was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Public Affairs on the National Security Council in 1982 - 1983. A former Navy public affairs specialist, Mr. Sims was a senior research fellow at the National Defense University before joining the NSC staff in May 1982. He was Deputy Chief of Information for the Navy Department in 1978 - 1981 and Special Assistant for Public Affairs to the Secretary of the Navy in 1974 - 1978. Mr. Sims has worked as a daily newspaper reporter and as a weekly newspaper editor and publisher. His writings include ``The Pentagon Reporters,'' a book published in 1983.

He received a bachelor of arts degree from Union University (1956) and masters degrees in journalism and political science in 1971 from the University of Wisconsin. He was a Rotary Foundation fellow, studying international relations at the University of Sydney, Australia, and is a graduate of the National War College. He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born November 26, 1934, in Alamo, TN.

Nomination of Four Members of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace, and Announcement of Three Statutory Members

August 1, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace. These are new positions.

For terms of 2 years expiring January 19, 1987:

Sidney Lovett has been the senior minister of the First Church of Christ Congregational in West Hartford, CT, since 1976. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1950) and Union Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1953). He was born May 1, 1928, in Boston, MA, and now resides in Hartford, CT.

Richard John Neuhaus is director for the Rockford Institute Center on Religion and Society in New York City. He also serves as editor of the Religion and Society Report and the Lutheran Forum Letter. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO (B.A., M.Div.). He was born May 14, 1936, in Ontario, Canada, and now resides in New York City.

W. Bruce Weinrod is director of foreign policy and defense studies for the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. He graduated from the American University (B.A., 1969), the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., 1973), and Georgetown University Law School (M.B.A., 1978). He was born January 7, 1947, in Washington, DC, where he now resides.

For a term of 4 years expiring January 19, 1989:

John Norton Moore is director of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy and a professor of law at the University of Virginia. Previously he was Chairman of the National Security Council Interagency Task Force on the Law of the Sea (1973 - 1976). He graduated from Drew University (A.B., 1959), Duke University Law School (L.L.B., 1962), and the University of Illinois (L.L.M., 1965). He was born June 12, 1937, in New York City.

In addition, the following will serve as members of the Board of Directors by law:

Kenneth A. Adelman, Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency;

Max M. Kampelman, Ambassador of the United States to the United States Office for Arms Reduction Negotiations in Geneva, who will serve as the designee of the Secretary of State;

Richard N. Perle, Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Policy), who will serve as the designee of the Secretary of Defense.