Appointment of Murray Friedman as a Member of the Commission on Civil Rights, and Designation as Vice Chairman

 

September 10, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Murray Friedman to be a member of the Commission on Civil Rights for the remainder of the 6-year term expiring December 5, 1989. He would succeed Morris B. Abram. Upon appointment he will be designated Vice Chairman.

 

Since 1959 Dr. Friedman has been the Middle Atlantic States director, American Jewish Committee, in Philadelphia, PA. Previously he was an intergroup relations official with the Virginia-North Carolina regional director, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith in Richmond, VA, from 1954 to 1959.

 

Dr. Friedman graduated from Brooklyn College (B.A., 1949), New York University (M.A., 1949), and Georgetown University (Ph.D., 1958). He is married, has three children, and resides in Cheltenham, PA. Dr. Friedman was born September 15, 1926, in New York City.

 

Appointment of Seven Members of the Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries, and Designation of the Chairman

 

September 10, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries for the period of the 1987 fiscal year of the Federal Government:

 

James L. Ferguson, of New York. He would succeed Nicholas F. Brady, and upon appointment he will be designated Chairman. Since 1973 Mr. Ferguson has been chairman and CEO, General Foods Corp. He graduated from Hamilton College (A.B., 1949) and Harvard University (M.B.A., 1951). Mr. Ferguson was born March 16, 1926, in Evanston, IL, and now resides in New York City.

 

C. Todd Conover, of California. He would succeed Alexander B. Trowbridge. Since 1985 Mr. Conover has been vice chairman and a member of the board of directors of Equitec Financial Group, Inc. Previously he was U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, 1982 - 1985. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1960) and the University of California (M.B.A., 1965). Mr. Conover was born October 13, 1939, in Bronxville, NY, and now resides in Lafayette, CA.

 

Appointed by the President of the Senate:

 

Russell W. Meyer, Jr., of Kansas.

 

Appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

 

John J. Creedon, of New York.

 

John E. Lyle, of Texas.

 

Appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States:

 

James Lynn, of Connecticut.

 

Robert Clare, of New Jersey.

 

Appointment of Lucia L. Abell as a Member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation

 

September 10, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Lucia L. Abell to be a member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation for a term expiring May 11, 1989. She would succeed Elsie D. Helsel.

 

Mrs. Abell has served in a variety of financial and administrative positions for the Sociedad Aeronautico de Medellin in Medellin, Colombia; with Companie Colombiano de Seguros in Medellin, Colombia; with the Bank of America in Los Angeles, CA; and with the First National City Bank of New York in Medellin, Colombia.

 

She graduated from the Instituto Isabel la Catolica, 1955, diploma del experto en comercio. Mrs. Abell is married, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. She was born December 3, 1937, in Colombia, South America.

 

Appointment of Five Members of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee

 

September 10, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee:

 

For a term expiring March 15, 1987:

 

Guy E. Cantwell, of Indiana. He would succeed Frank A. Ursomarso. Since 1965 Mr. Cantwell has been vice president and head of highway and civil engineering, Fink Roberts & Petrie, Inc. He was born June 14, 1941, in Indianapolis, IN, and resides there today.

 

For terms expiring March 15, 1989:

 

Noel C. Bufe, of Illinois. He would succeed Alan G. Loofbourrow. Since 1978 Mr. Bufe has been director, the Traffic Institute in Evanston, IL. He was born December 25, 1933, in Wyandotte, MI, and resides in Lincolnshire, IL.

 

Glen Craig, of California. He would succeed Peter Griskivich. Since 1983 Mr. Craig has been director of the division of law enforcement, California Department of Justice in Sacramento. He was born January 8, 1933, in Lindsay, CA, and now resides in Rancho Marieta, CA.

 

Joanne Corday Kozberg, of California. She would succeed Thomas Kallay. Mrs. Kozberg is currently a consultant to Senator Pete Wilson in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1966) and Occidental College (M.A., 1969). Mrs. Kozberg was born July 4, 1944, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and now resides in Beverly Hills, CA.

 

Sterling G. Sechrist, of Ohio. He would succeed George A. Luciano. Since 1980 Mr. Sechrist has been commissioner of Medina County in Ohio. He was born January 23, 1919, in Wadsworth, OH, and resides there today.