Nomination of Seven Members of the United States Sentencing Commission, and Designation of the Chairman

September 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the U.S. Sentencing Commission:

For terms of 6 years:

William W. Wilkins, Jr., of South Carolina. The President also intends to nominate Judge Wilkins to be Chairman. He has been serving as U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina since 1981. He graduated from Davidson College (B.A., 1964) and the University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1967). He is married, has three children, and resides in Greenville, SC. He was born March 29, 1942, in Anderson, SC.

Ilene H. Nagel, of Indiana. She is a professor of law at Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington. She graduated from Hunter College (B.A., 1968) and New York University (M.A., 1973; Ph.D., 1974). She is married, has three children, and resides in Bloomington, IN. She was born June 14, 1946, in New York City.

For terms of 4 years:

Michael K. Block, of Arizona. He is associate professor of management and economics in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Arizona. He graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1964; M.A., 1969; Ph.D., 1972). He is married, has two children, and resides in Tucson, AZ. He was born April 2, 1942, in New York City.

Helen G. Corrothers, of Arkansas. Since 1984 she has been serving as a United States Parole Commissioner for the western region. She graduated from Roosevelt University (B.A., 1965). She has two children and resides in Foster City, CA. She was born March 19, 1937, in Montrose, AR.

George E. MacKinnon, of Maryland. Judge MacKinnon has been serving as United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1969. He graduated from the University of Colorado and the University of Minnesota (LL.B., 1929). He is married, has three children, and resides in Potomac, MD. He was born April 22, 1906, in St. Paul, MN.

For terms of 2 years:

Stephen G. Breyer, of Massachusetts. He has been serving as United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit since 1980. He graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1959), Oxford University (B.A., 1961), and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1964). He is married, has three children, and resides in Cambridge, MA. He was born August 15, 1938, in San Francisco, CA.

Paul H. Robinson, of New Jersey. He is a professor of law at Rutgers University. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S., 1970), the University of California at Los Angeles (J.D., 1973), and Harvard University (LL.M., 1974). He is married and resides in Collingswood, NJ. He was born November 12, 1948, in Waterbury, CT.

Attorney General Edwin Meese III has designated Ronald L. Gainer, of Virginia, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice, to serve as his designee to the U.S. Sentencing Commission.