Nominations & Appointments, September 9, 1985

Appointment of Dennis Stanfill as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

September 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Dennis Stanfill to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution, for the remainder of the term expiring September 1, 1988. He would succeed Frances Breathitt.

Mr. Stanfill is president of Stanfill, Doig & Co., an investment company in Los Angeles, CA. Previously Mr. Stanfill was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Twentieth Century-Fox in 1971 - 1981. He joined Twentieth Century-Fox in 1969 as executive vice president for finance and as a member of the company's board of directors and executive committee. Previously he was vice president for finance at the Times Mirror Co., Los Angeles. He is chairman of the board of directors of KCET, public television for southern California; a trustee and member of the executive committee of the California Institute of Technology; and a member of the board of governors of the Performing Arts Council of the Music Center.

Mr. Stanfill graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., 1949). He was selected for a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University (England), where he received a M.A. in 1953. He is married, has three children, and resides in San Marino, CA. He was born April 1, 1927, in Centerville, TN.

Appointment of Six Members of the Commission on Presidential Scholars

September 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Commission on Presidential Scholars. These are initial appointments:

Dennis V. Alfieri is vice president for development at Alken Construction Co. in Arcadia, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California (B.S., 1980). He is married and resides in Arcadia, CA. He was born November 20, 1958, in Pasadena, CA.

Anna C. Chennault is president of TAC International in Washington, DC. She graduated from Ling Nan University, Hong Kong (B.A., 1944), Chungang, Seoul, Korea (Litt. S., 1967), and Lincoln University (LL.D., 1970). She has two children and resides in Washington, DC. She was born June 23, 1925, in Peking, China.

Wells B. McCurdy is chairman and chief executive officer of Pacific Factors, Ltd., in Seattle, WA. He graduated from the University of Washington (B.A., 1941). He is married, has three children, and resides in Seattle, WA. He was born June 24, 1919, in Seattle.

Joseph R. Reppert is president of AmeriFirst Mortgage Corp. in Miami, FL. He graduated from Kansas State University (B.A., 1966; M.A., 1970). He is married, has two children, and resides in Coral Gables, FL. He was born March 8, 1943, in Anna, IL.

Rodney W. Rood is vice president emeritus of Atlantic Richfield Corp. in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of California (B.A., 1938). He is married, has two children, and resides in La Canada Flintridge, CA. He was born October 1, 1915, in Minneapolis, MN.

Mae Sue Talley was a member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy in 1979. She was also a United States delegate to the UNESCO Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1976. She has two children and resides in Washington, DC. She was born November 27, 1923, in Hampton, VA.

Appointment of William Lucas as a Member of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution

September 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint William Lucas to be a member of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. This is a new position.

He was elected Wayne County (Michigan) executive in 1982 and took office in January 1983. Previously he served in Wayne County as sheriff (1969 - 1983) and undersheriff (1968 - 1969). Prior to that time, he was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC, Cincinnati, and Detroit.

Mr. Lucas graduated from Manhattan College (B.A., 1952) and Fordham Law School (J.D., 1961). He is married, has five children, and resides in Detroit, MI. He was born January 5, 1928, in New York City.

Appointment of John H. Mackey as a Member of the National Council on Vocational Education

September 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint John H. Mackey to be a member of the National Council on Vocational Education for a term expiring January 17, 1986. This is a new position.

Mr. Mackey is president of the International Longshoremen's Association in Savannah, GA. Previously he was vice president of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District, International Longshoremen's Association.

He is married, has three children, and resides in Savannah, GA. He was born October 26, 1921, in Savannah, GA.

Nomination of Esther Kratzer Everett To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs

September 9, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Esther Kratzer Everett to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs for a term expiring May 8, 1987. She would succeed Marie Sheehan Muhler.

Mrs. Everett is president of Emil A. Kratzer Co., Inc., insurance, real estate, mutual funds, and other financial services, in Amherst, NY. She is a former supervisor and teacher of business management and accounting candidates at the University of Buffalo.

She graduated from the University of Buffalo (M.A., 1955). She is married, has three children, and resides in Amherst, NY. She was born January 5, 1929, in Buffalo, NY.