Appointment of 14 Members of the President's Commission on Americans Outdoors, and Designation of the Chairman

August 15, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Commission on Americans Outdoors. The President intends to designate Lamar Alexander as Chairman upon his appointment.

Lamar Alexander is Governor of the State of Tennessee. He graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1962) and New York University (J.D., 1965). He is married, has four children, and resides in Nashville. He was born July 3, 1940, in Knox County, TN.

Frank M. Bogert is mayor of Palm Springs, CA. He attended the University of California at Los Angeles. He is married, has three children, and resides in Palm Springs. He was born January 1, 1910, in Mesa, CO.

Sheldon Coleman is chairman of the Coleman Co., Inc., in Wichita, KS. He graduated from Cornell University. He is married, has three children, and resides in Wichita, KS. He was born November 15, 1901, in Fort Worth, TX.

Derrick A. Crandall is president and chief executive officer of the American Recreation Coalition in Washington, DC. He graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1973). He is married, has two children, and resides in Fairfax, VA. He was born July 16, 1951, in East Orange, NJ.

Gilbert Melville Grosvenor is president of the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1954). He is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born May 5, 1931, in Washington, DC.

J. Bennett Johnston is a United States Senator from Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University (LL.B., 1956). He is married, has four children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born June 10, 1932, in Shreveport, LA.

Charles R. Jordan is director of the parks and recreation department for the city of Austin, TX. He graduated from Gonzaga University (B.S., 1961). He is married, has two children, and resides in Austin, TX. He was born September 1, 1937, in Longview, TX.

Wilbur F. LaPage is director of the division of parks and recreation for the State of New Hampshire. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1960; M.A., 1962) and Syracuse University (Ph.D., 1975). He is married, has three children, and resides in Rye, NH. He was born February 1, 1935, in Jaffrey, NH.

Rex Maughan is president and chief executive officer of Forever Living Products, Inc., in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from Arizona State University. He is married, has three children, and resides in Mesa, AZ. He was born November 20, 1936, in Logan, UT.

Patrick Francis Noonan is president of the Nature Conservancy in Arlington, VA. He graduated from Gettysburg College (B.A., 1965), Catholic University (M.A., 1968), and American University (M.B.A., 1971). He is married, has two children, and resides in Potomac, MD. He was born December 2, 1942, in St. Petersburg, FL.

Stuart Northrop is chairman of the board of Huffy Corp. in Dayton, OH. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1948). He is married, has two children, and resides in Haverford, PA. He was born October 21, 1925, in New Haven, CT.

Morris King Udall is a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona (LL.B., 1949). He is married, has six children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born June 15, 1922, in St. Johns, AZ.

Barbara Farrell Vucanovich is a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada. She attended Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart. She is married, has five children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. She was born June 22, 1921, in Camp Dix, NJ.

Malcolm Wallop is a United States Senator from Wyoming. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1954). He is married, has four children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born February 27, 1933, in New York City.