Nomination of John W. Melchner To Be Inspector General of the Department of Transportation

 

July 29, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate John W. Melchner to be Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation. He would succeed Joseph P. Welsch.

 

Since 1982 Mr. Melchner has been serving as the Assistant Inspector General for Auditing, U.S. Department of Defense. Previously, he was Director of the Defense Audit Service and Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Audits), 1981 - 1982; budget analyst and later Deputy Director, Directorate for Program and Financial Control, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), 1973 - 1977 and 1977 - 1981; auditor, Defense Audit Service, 1969 - 1973; and auditor at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, 1965 - 1969. While in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Melchner was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Audit Agency, 1961 - 1965.

 

Mr. Melchner graduated from Manhattan College (B.B.A., 1961) and the University of Dayton (M.B.A., 1968). He is married, resides in Annapolis, MD, and was born July 30, 1938, in New York City.

 

Nomination of Two Members of the National Council on the Humanities

 

July 29, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for terms expiring January 26, 1992:

 

Anthony Trawick Bouscaren, of New York. He would succeed Charles Ray Ritcheson. Dr. Bouscaren is a professor of political science at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, a position he has held since 1959. He has written numerous books on world affairs and has been a visiting professor, Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems, Georgetown University, during the summers, 1973 - 1979. He graduated from Yale University (A.B., 1943) and the University of California at Berkeley (M.A., 1948 and Ph.D., 1951). Dr. Bouscaren is married, has three children, and resides in Fayetteville, NY. He was born July 7, 1920, in Winchester, MA.

 

Charles A. Moser, of Virginia. He would succeed Samuel DuBois Cook. Dr. Moser is professor and chairman, department of Slavic languages, George Washington University, a position he has held since 1967. Previously he was an assistant professor, Yale University, 1960 - 1967. Dr. Moser is a literary historian who has published numerous books on Russian and Bulgarian literature. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1956) and Columbia University (M.A., 1958 and Ph.D., 1962). He is married, resides in Falls Church, VA, and was born January 6, 1935, in Knoxville, TN.

 

Appointment of W. Perry Brown as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Federal Pay

 

July 29, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint W. Perry Brown to be a member of the Advisory Committee on Federal Pay for a term expiring January 20, 1992. He would succeed Eva Robins.

 

Since 1978 Mr. Brown has been vice president of American Cyanamid Co. and director, personnel division. He was executive director, personnel and industrial relations, 1977, and director, industrial relations, 1972 - 1977, at Merck & Co., Inc., in Rahway, NJ; and assistant vice president, administration, 1968 - 1972, and manager, industrial relations, 1961 - 1972, at Hudson Pulp and Paper Corp. in Palatka, FL.

 

Mr. Brown graduated from Miami University (A.B., 1952). He is married, has three children, and resides in Summit, NJ. Mr. Brown was born September 21, 1930, in Hamilton, OH.

 

Designation of Colby H. Chandler as Chairman of the President's Export Council

 

July 29, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to designate Colby H. Chandler to be Chairman of the President's Export Council. He would succeed David C. Scott, who has resigned the chairmanship but will continue to serve as a member.

 

Since September 1985 Mr. Chandler has been serving as a member of this Council. He is currently chairman and chief executive officer of the Eastman Kodak Co., a position he has held since 1983.

 

Mr. Chandler graduated from the University of Maine (B.S., 1950) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., 1963). He is married, has two children, and currently resides in Honeoye Falls, NY. Mr. Chandler was born on May 15, 1925, in Strong, ME.

 

Appointment of Two Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

 

July 29, 1986

 

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:

 

Richard J. Ferris, of Illinois. He would succeed Alan T. Dickson. Since 1976 Mr. Ferris has been chief executive officer and since 1982, chairman of United Airlines, Inc. Mr. Ferris graduated from Cornell University (B.S., 1962). He is married, has three children, and resides in Northbrook, IL. Mr. Ferris was born August 31, 1936, in Sacramento, CA.

 

Eleanor Lyons Williams III, of the District of Columbia. This is a reappointment. Since 1983 Ms. Williams has been vice president, Environmental Energy Systems, Inc. Ms. Williams attended the College of William and Mary and Barnard College. She is single, resides in Washington, DC, and was born in Norfolk, VA.

 

Appointment of Harry J. Gray as a Member of the President's Export Council

 

July 29, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Harry J. Gray to be a member of the President's Export Council. He would succeed Clayton Yeutter.

 

Since 1972 Mr. Gray has been chief executive officer, and since 1974 he has held the additional title of chairman, United Technologies Corp. Previously, he was with Litton Industries for 17 years and held the following positions: corporate vice president, 1958; group vice president, 1961; senior vice president, 1964; executive vice president, 1967; and senior executive vice president, 1969. He graduated from the University of Illinois (B.S., 1941 and M.S., 1947). Mr. Gray is married, has two children, and resides in Farmington, CT. He was born November 18, 1919.

 

Appointment of Two Members of the National Commission on Agricultural Finance

 

July 29, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Commission on Agricultural Finance. These are new positions:

 

John F. Campe, of Minnesota. Mr. Campe is chief executive officer and president of Klossner State Bank, a position he has held since 1971. Previously he was a farm commercial loan officer, Farmers and Merchants Bank in New Ulm, MN. He graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.A., 1962). Mr. Campe is married, has three children, and resides in New Ulm, MN. He was born February 8, 1939, in Fairmont, MN.

 

Leonard R. Fouts,  of Indiana. Mr. Fouts is a farmer who operates a 900-acre seed corn, seed beans, wheat, and cow-calf farm with his son in West Point, IN. He is chairman of the Lafayette Production Credit Association and a vice chairman of the Production Credit Association National Committee. Mr. Fouts has two children, and he was born November 19, 1923, in Lafayette, IN.