Nominations, August 9, 1985

Nomination of Craig C. Black To Be a Member of the National Science Board

August 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Craig C. Black to be a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 1990. He would succeed David V. Ragone.

Since 1975 Dr. Black has been director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Previously, he was director of the museum and professor of geosciences at Texas Tech University (1972 - 1975); associate professor, department of systematics and ecology, University of Kansas (1970 - 1972); and curator (1962 - 1970) and associate curator (1960 - 1962) of vertebrate fossils at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. He has served as president of the American Association of Museums and the Association of Science Museum Directors. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and a member of the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Paleontological Society.

Dr. Black graduated from Amherst College (A.B., 1954; M.A., 1957) and Harvard University (Ph.D., 1962). He has two children and resides in Los Angeles, CA. He was born May 28, 1932, in Peking, China.

Nomination of Dennis Miles Kass To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

August 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dennis Miles Kass to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor. He would succeed Donald L. Dotson.

Mr. Kass is managing director of the Equitable Investment and Management Corp. in New York City. Previously he was vice president of Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., in 1982 - 1983. He served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development and Executive Secretary of the Cabinet Council on Commerce and Trade in 1981 - 1982. In 1977 - 1980 he served as manager for corporate finance, energy industry, at Citicorp Investment Bank.

He graduated from Principia College (B.A., 1972) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., 1977). He is married, has two children, and resides in Rye, NY. He was born October 5, 1950, in Englewood, NJ.

Nomination of Roger A. Yurchuck To Be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation

August 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Roger A. Yurchuck to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 1987. This is a reappointment.

Since 1973 Mr. Yurchuck has been a partner with the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Columbus and Cincinnati, OH. In 1971 - 1973 he served as vice president and general counsel of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation in Washington, DC. Previously he was a partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.

He graduated from Northwestern University (B.A., 1959) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1962). He has two children and resides in Cincinnati, OH. He was born June 9, 1938, in Amityville, NY.

Nomination of Two Members of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

August 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy:

E. Robert Wallach, to serve for a term expiring July 1, 1988. This is a reappointment. Mr. Wallach is an attorney in San Francisco, CA. He has served as dean of the Hastings Center for Trial & Appellate Advocacy and as adjunct professor of the Hastings College of Law. He graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1955) and the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt, LL.B., 1958). He was born April 11, 1934, in New York City and now resides in San Francisco.

Herbert Schmertz, to serve for a term expiring April 6, 1988. This is a reappointment. Mr. Schmertz is a director of Mobil Corp. and a director and vice president of Mobil Oil Corp. He joined Mobil in 1966 and has served in various capacities, including manager of the corporate labor relations department and as vice president for public affairs. He has served as a member of the President's Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba. He graduated from Union College (A.B., 1952) and Columbia University (LL.B., 1955). He is married, has four children, and resides in New York City. He was born March 22, 1930, in Yonkers, NY.