Nominations & Appointments, September 13, 1985

Nomination of Paul Freedenberg To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul Freedenberg to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Trade Administration). He would succeed Lawrence J. Brady.

Since 1981 Mr. Freedenberg has been staff director of the Subcommittee on International Finance and Monetary Policy, U.S. Senate Banking Committee. Previously, he was minority counsel to the International Finance Subcommittee; on the minority professional staff of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee in 1977 - 1979; minority counsel, U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Defense Production, in 1977.

He graduated from the University of Illinois (B.A., 1965) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D., 1972). He was born February 17, 1943, in Chicago, IL, and now resides in Silver Spring, MD.

Nomination of Jeffrey I. Zuckerman To Be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey I. Zuckerman to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term of 4 years. He would succeed David L. Slate.

Since 1984 he has been chief of staff of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Previously, he was special assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, in 1981 - 1984 and associate to the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in 1974 - 1981.

He graduated from the City College of New York (B.A., 1969) and Yale Law School (J.D., 1972). He is married, has three children, and resides in Silver Spring, MD. He was born January 15, 1950, in New York City.

Nomination of Joseph A. Grundfest To Be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joseph A. Grundfest to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the term expiring June 5, 1990. He would succeed Charles L. Marinaccio.

Since 1984 Mr. Grundfest has been serving on the Council of Economic Advisers as counsel and senior economist. Previously, he was an associate with the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in 1979 - 1984; consultant to the firm of Peat, Marwick & Mitchell in 1979 - 1980; and an economist and consultant to the Rand Corp. in 1973 - 1979.

He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1973) and Stanford University (J.D.). He is married and resides in Washington, DC. He was born October 8, 1951, in New York City.

Nomination of Ford Barney Ford To Be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, and Designation as Chairman

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ford Barney Ford to be a member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of 6 years expiring August 30, 1990. He would succeed Frank F. Jestrab. Upon his confirmation, the President intends to designate him as Chairman.

Since 1983 Mr. Ford has been serving as Under Secretary of the Department of Labor. He was Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health in 1981 - 1983. Previously he was vice president of the California Institute for Industrial and Governmental Relations and served as president of the Oilquip Marketing Corp. He was chairman and public member of the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board in 1973 - 1978; deputy secretary, California Resources Agency, in 1967 - 1973; executive director and chief consultant, the Senate Fact Finding Committee on Natural Resources, in 1959 - 1967; associate administrative analyst, Joint Legislative Committee, in 1955 - 1959; and an inspector with the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in 1948 - 1955.

He graduated from the University of California (B.S., 1948) and attended Virginia Military Institute. He served in the U.S. Army in 1943 - 1946. He is married, has two children, and resides in Woodbridge, VA. He was born November 19, 1922, in Norton, VA.

Nomination of James M. Stephens To Be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate James M. Stephens to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of 5 years expiring August 27, 1990. He would succeed Robert P. Hunter.

Since 1981 Mr. Stephens has been labor counsel to the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Previously, he was associate minority labor counsel to the House Committee on Education and Labor (1977 - 1981); an associate in the law firm of Roetzel and Andress in Akron, OH (1973 - 1977); and law clerk for Judge Leo A. Jackson, Ohio Court of Appeals, Eighth Appellate District, in Cleveland, OH (1971 - 1973).

He graduated from Wittenberg University (A.B., 1968) and Case Western Reserve University (J.D., 1971). He is married, has one child, and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born September 16, 1946, in Syracuse, NY.

Nomination of William J. Merrell, Jr., To Be an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate William J. Merrell, Jr., to be an Assistant Director (Astronomical, Atmospheric, Earth and Ocean Sciences) of the National Science Foundation. He would succeed Floyd James Rutherford.

Dr. Merrell is presently serving as director of the division of atmospheric and marine sciences and associate dean of the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. He also serves there as a professor in the department of oceanography. Previously, he has served at Texas A&M University as director of the Earth Resources Institute of the College of Geosciences (1983 - 1984); associate professor (1981 - 1985) and deputy department head (1981 - 1983) of the department of oceanography. He was program manager of the Gulf of Mexico topographic features synthesis in 1981 - 1983 and oceanographer and manager, Climate and Coastal Zone Branch Science Applications, Inc., in 1979 - 1980. He was with Texas A&M University as associate director of the Earth Resources Institute (1978 - 1979); assistant to the dean of geosciences (1978 - 1979); deputy sea grant director (1977 - 1978); and lecturer and deputy department head, department of oceanography (1977 - 1979).

He graduated from Sam Houston State College (B.S., 1965; M.A., 1967) and Texas A&M University (Ph.D., 1971). He is married, has two children, and resides in Bryan, TX. He was born February 16, 1943, in Grand Island, NE.

Nomination of Roger Dale Semerad To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Roger Dale Semerad to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (Employment and Training). He would succeed Frank C. Casillas.

Mr. Semerad is presently serving as executive vice president of the Brookings Institution. Previously he was chairman and president of Semerad Associates, Inc. He was executive secretary to the Policy Advisory Councils of the Republican National Committee in 1977 - 1980; executive director of the Committee on Resolutions of the 1980 Republican National Convention in 1979 - 1980; and a member of the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education in 1976 - 1979.

Mr. Semerad graduated from Union College (B.A., 1962). He is married, has one child, and resides in Kensington, MD. He was born September 9, 1940, in Troy, NY.

Nomination of Mark L. Edelman To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mark L. Edelman, an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 1991. This is a reappointment.

Since 1983 Mr. Edelman has been serving as the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of African Affairs at the Agency for International Development. From 1981 to 1983, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, at the Department of State. In 1981 he served as a program analyst, Agency for International Development. Mr. Edelman was the legislative assistant to Senator John C. Danforth in 1977 - 1981. In 1975 - 1976 he served as deputy commissioner of administration, Office of Administration, Jefferson City, MO. In 1973 - 1976 he served as director, Division of Budget, Office of Budget, Jefferson City, MO. Mr. Edelman was the budget examiner, Bureau of the Budget, Office of Management and Budget, from 1968 to 1972.

Mr. Edelman graduated from Oberlin College (B.A., 1965). He did graduate work in public administration at George Washington University in 1965 - 1966. He was born June 27, 1943, in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Edelman is married and currently resides in Washington, DC.

Nomination of Neal B. Freeman To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Neal B. Freeman 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 1988. This is a reappointment.

Since 1976 Mr. Freeman has been president of Jefferson Communications, Inc., a radio-television production and media consulting firm in Reston, VA. During this time, he has also served as consulting editor, Washington Post Writers Group, 1977 - 1980; contributing editor, the Advocates, 1977 - 1979; Washington editor, National Review, 1978 - 1981; and senior consultant, ACTION/Peace Corps, 1981. Prior to founding Jefferson in 1976, Mr. Freeman was for 9 years an executive with the Hearst Corp. in New York. In 1967 he joined the King Features division of Hearst as editor in charge of newspaper relations, becoming executive editor in 1968 and director of King Features Television Productions, Inc., in 1970. From 1972 to 1976, he was vice president and editor of the Hearst division and responsible for division performance.

Mr. Freeman graduated from Yale College (B.A., 1962). He was born July 5, 1940, in New York, NY. He is married, has three children, and currently resides in Vienna, VA.

Nomination of Barbara J.H. Taylor To Be a Member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Barbara J.H. Taylor to be a member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science for a term expiring July 19, 1990. She would succeed Gordon M. Ambach.

Mrs. Taylor was appointed as the U.S. National Commissioner for UNESCO in 1982 and served as a senior adviser to the United States delegation, 22d General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, France (1983). She also represented the United States at the 15th General Assembly of the International Social Science Council, Paris, France, in 1983. She is chairman of the Daughters of the American Revolution Schools for Underprivileged Children.

She attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She is married, has one child, and resides in Potomac, MD. She was born September 9, 1934, in Providence, RI.

Appointment of William M. Taylor as a Member of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint William M. Taylor to be a member of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee for a term expiring March 15, 1987. He will succeed Taras G. Szmagala.

Since 1982 he has been president of Bill Taylor & Associates, Inc., a corporate and governmental relations firm, in Jacksonville, FL. Previously he was vice president -- sales for George Washington Life Insurance Co. in 1966 - 1967. He was superintendent, general agencies, for Peninsular Life Insurance Co. in 1964 - 1966.

Mr. Taylor attended Arizona State University. He is married, has two children, and resides in Jacksonville, FL. He was born May 11, 1923, in Thomasville, GA.

Appointment of Barrie S. Ciliberti as a Member of the National Graduate Fellows Program Fellowship Board

September 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Barrie S. Ciliberti to be a member of the National Graduate Fellows Program Fellowship Board for a term of 6 years. This is a new position.

Since 1965 he has been a professor at Bowie State College. He is also owner of Reston Town & County School in Reston, VA. He is president of the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

He graduated from Ursinus College (B.A., 1951), Georgetown University (M.A., 1961), and Catholic University (Ph.D., 1975). He has three children and resides in Rockville, MD. He was born July 27, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA.