Nominations & Appointments, August 16, 1985

Nomination of Jennifer Joy Manson To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

August 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jennifer Joy Manson to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (External Affairs). She would succeed Josephine Cooper.

Miss Manson is presently serving as executive assistant to Senator John Warner. Previously she was executive assistant to Gov. John Dalton of Virginia (1978 - 1982). Prior to that time she worked on the Dalton committee and in the Governor's transition office. She served at the White House as administrative aide to the Deputy Special Assistant to the President (1976 - 1977).

She graduated from the University of North Carolina (B.A., 1974). She was born January 10, 1953, in Naples, Italy, and now resides in Alexandria, VA.

Nomination of M. Alan Woods To Be a Deputy United States Trade Representative

August 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate M. Alan Woods to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Robert Emmet Lighthizer.

Mr. Woods is president of the International Service Corp. in Washington, DC. Previously he was vice president of technology, Sears World Trade, in Washington, DC, in 1983 - 1985. He was vice president of DGA International in Washington in 1977 - 1983. He served at the Department of Defense as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (1976 - 1977); Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretaries (1975 - 1976); and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (1975). He was Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House in 1974 - 1975. Prior to that time he was executive assistant to the Governor of Missouri in 1973 - 1974 and vice president of Bradley, Woods and Co. in 1970 - 1972.

He graduated from American University (B.A., 1964). He is married and resides in Washington, DC. He was born October 31, 1945, in St. Louis, MO.

Appointment of 10 Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

August 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for terms of 2 years:

Barbara McConnell Barrett will succeed Gerald J. Lynch. She is presently serving as special counsel in the law firm of Evans, Kitchel & Jenckes in Phoenix, AZ. Previously she was Vice Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board. She graduated from Arizona State University (B.S., 1972; M.A., 1975; J.D., 1978). She was born December 26, 1950, in Indiana County, PA, and now resides in Phoenix, AZ.

John R. Faust, Jr., will succeed Vincent McDonnell. He is a partner of the law firm of Schwabe, Williamson, Wyatt, Moore & Roberts in Portland, OR. He is also a director of Western Savings & Loan Association. He graduated from the University of Oregon (B.S., 1953; J.D., 1958). He was born June 16, 1932, in Portland, OR, where he now resides.

Murray Howard Finley is a reappointment. He is president of the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union. Previously he was general president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. He graduated from the University of Michigan (B.A., 1946) and Northwestern University (J.D., 1949). He was born March 31, 1922, in Syracuse, NY, and now resides in Guttenberg, NJ.

Simon C. Fireman is a reappointment. He is chairman of the board of Aqua Leisure Industries in Avon, MA. Previously he was president and chief executive officer of Marine Hardware and Supply Co., Inc. He graduated from Harvard University (B.S., 1968). He was born September 10, 1925, in Boston, MA, and now resides in Avon, MA.

Leonard A. Lauder is a reappointment. He has been serving as president and chief executive officer of Estee Lauder, Inc., in New York City since 1972. Previously he was executive vice president of Estee Lauder, Inc. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1954). He was born March 19, 1933, in New York City, where he now resides.

Kenneth A. Lazarus is a reappointment. He is a partner of the law firm of Ward, Lazarus, Grow and Cihlar in Washington, DC. He has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He graduated from Dayton University (B.A., 1964), the University of Notre Dame (J.D., 1967), and George Washington University (L.L.M., 1971). He was born March 10, 1942, in Passaic, NJ, and now resides in Lovettsville, VA.

Harold M. Messmer, Jr., will succeed Stanley Ebner. He is president of Pacific Holding Corp. and vice chairman of its subsidiary, Cannon Mills Co. In addition, he serves as a director of Castle & Cook, Inc., and a partner of the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers. He graduated from Loyola University (A.B., 1967) and New York University Law School (J.D., 1970). He was born February 20, 1946, in Jackson, MS, and now resides in Pacific Palisades, CA.

Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., is a reappointment. He is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Pfizer, Inc., in New York City. He is chairman of the New York State Council on International Business. He graduated from Duke University (B.S., 1947) and Wharton School of Commerce and Finance, University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A., 1949). He was born February 22, 1927, in Savannah, GA, and now resides in Port Washington, NY.

J. Steven Rhodes will succeed John T. Dailey. He is presently serving as vice president for public finance at Smith Barney in New York City. Previously he served at the White House as Assistant to the Vice President for Domestic Policy (1983 - 1985) and Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs (1981 - 1983). He was born September 29, 1951, in New Orleans, LA, and now resides in New York City.

Don A. Sebastiani will succeed Robert Ivie. He has been a California State assemblyman since 1980. He is also a vintner at the Sebastiani Vineyards. He graduated from the University of San Francisco (B.A., 1975). He was born February 15, 1953, in Sonoma, CA, where he now resides.