Nominations & Appointments, August 29, 1985

Nomination of F. Keith Adkinson To Be a Member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

August 29, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate F. Keith Adkinson to be a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment.

Since July 1982, Mr. Adkinson has been an attorney in the law offices of F. Keith Adkinson. Previously he was with the law firm of Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson in 1979 - 1982. From 1974 to 1979, he served as counsel, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, in Washington, DC. Mr. Adkinson was an associate attorney with the law firm of Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman and Kuchel in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, from 1969 to 1974.

He graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1966) and the University of Virginia Law School (J.D., 1969). He resides in Wheaton, MD, and has one child. He was born May 26, 1944, in Brooklyn, NY.

Nomination of Michael A. McManus, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation

August 29, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael A. McManus, Jr., to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation until the date of the annual meeting of the Corporation in 1987. He replaces Robert M. Garrick, whose term has expired.

Since March 1985, Mr. McManus has been executive vice president of MacAndrews & Forbes Group, Inc., in New York, NY. Previously he served as Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff at the White House in 1982 - 1985. From 1977 to 1982, he was corporate counsel and general counsel at Pfizer, Inc. He served as an assistant to Secretary Elliot Richardson at the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1975 - 1977. Mr. McManus was an attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft from 1970 to 1974. He served in the United States Army in 1968 - 1970.

He graduated from the University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1964) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1967). He is single and was born March 11, 1943, in Boston, MA.

Nomination of Francis J. Ivancie To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission

August 29, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Francis J. Ivancie to be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 1987. He replaces Robert Setrakian, who has resigned.

Since November 1984 Mr. Ivancie has been president of Ivancie and Associates in Portland, OR. Previously he served as the mayor of Portland, OR, from 1980 to 1984. Mr. Ivancie has held various public offices in Portland, serving as a member of the Portland City Council for four consecutive terms beginning in 1966 when he was also elected commissioner of public affairs. In 1957 - 1966 he served as executive assistant to Portland Mayor Terry Schrunk. Previously he was a teacher and school administrator for 8 years. Mr. Ivancie served in the United States Air Force in 1942 - 1943.

Mr. Ivancie graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.A., 1948) and the University of Oregon (M.A., 1955). He is married, has 10 children, and resides in Portland, OR. He was born June 19, 1924, in Marble, MN.

Nomination of Charles L. Hosler To Be a Member of the National Science Board

August 29, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles L. Hosler to be a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for the remainder of the term expiring May 10, 1988. He replaces John H. Moore.

Since 1965 Dr. Hosler has served as dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. Previously he served as head of the department of meteorology in 1961 - 1965. Since 1960 he has been professor of meteorology at the university. Prior to that he was associate professor. He started his career at Pennsylvania State University as a graduate assistant in meteorology in 1947 - 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy in 1943 - 1946.

He graduated from Pennsylvania State University (B.S., 1947; M.S., 1948; Ph.D., 1951). He is married and has four children. He was born June 3, 1924, and resides in State College, PA.

Selection of Two Members of the Board of Directors of the National Railway Passenger Corporation

August 29, 1985

The President today announced his intention to select the following individuals to be members of the Board of Directors, National Railway Passenger Corporation (Amtrak):

Samuel H. Hellenbrand, to serve for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment. Mr. Hellenbrand is currently director of Security Capitol Corp. Previously he was vice president of real estate operations of International Telephone and Telegraph Corp., a position he held from 1971. From 1968 to 1971, he was vice president for real estate and industrial development for the Penn Central Corp. From 1942 to 1968, Mr. Hellenbrand was with the New York Central Railroad Co. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School of St. Lawrence University (1941) and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1942. He was born November 11, 1916, in New York, NY.

Frank W. Jenkins, to serve for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment. Mr. Jenkins is an attorney in Pennsylvania who is active in Republican politics. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1947) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (L.L.B., 1949). He is married and has four children. Mr. Jenkins was born May 8, 1926, in Philadelphia, PA.

Appointment of Five Members of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education

August 29, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education:

Thelma P. Duggin, to serve for a term expiring July 10, 1988. She succeeds Nancy H. Hill. Ms. Duggin is currently director of government relations, Comprehensive Benefits Services Co. Previously she was coordinator of minority affairs at the Department of Transportation. Ms. Duggin graduated from Edgewood College in Madison, WI (B.A., 1971). She was born December 23, 1949, in Mobile, AL.

Nicholas M. Nikitas, to serve for a term expiring July 10, 1988. He succeeds Mary Elizabeth Strother. Mr. Nikitas is president of Nikitas Family Inns Property Development, Management and Operations. He graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A., 1972) and currently resides in Boston, MA. He was born February 26, 1950, in Fitchburg, MA.

Donald F. Shea, to serve for a term expiring July 10, 1988. He succeeds Kathleen McCullough. Mr. Shea is a Catholic priest in residence at St. Anthony's parish in Falls Church, VA. He graduated from DePauw University (B.A., 1947), University of Michigan (M.A., 1947), and Loyola University (Ph.D., 1956). He was born September 24, 1925, in Maywood, IL.

Abraham Shemtov, to serve for a term expiring July 10, 1988. This is a reappointment. Rabbi Shemtov is national director, Friends of Lubavitch. He did his undergraduate and graduate work at Lubavitcher Rabbinical College, Brooklyn, NY, and was ordained in 1960. He is married and has six children. Rabbi Shemtov was born February 16, 1937, in Wilno, Poland.

Henry Yee, to serve for the remainder of the term expiring July 10, 1986. He succeeds Ronna Romney. Mr. Yee is a certified public accountant. He graduated from California State University in Los Angeles (B.S., 1958). He is married and has six children. Mr. Yee was born August 3, 1927, in Los Angeles, CA.