Nomination of Jim R. Billington To Be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board

 

September 12, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jim R. Billington to be a member of the Farm Credit Administration Board for a term of 2 years. This is a new position.

 

Since 1978 Mr. Billington has been a full-time farmer and rancher in southwest Oklahoma. Previously, he was president and CEO, First National Bank, Beaver, OK, 1975 - 1978; president and CEO, Woodward Production Credit Association, Woodward, OK, 1967 - 1975; bank examiner, Federal Intermediate Credit Bank, Ninth Farm District, Wichita, KS, 1966 - 1967; farm adviser, University of California, 1958 - 1967; and superintendent, irrigation research station, Oklahoma State University, 1956 - 1958.

 

Mr. Billington graduated from Oklahoma State University (B.S., 1956; M.S., 1964). He is married, has two children, and resides in Altus, OK. Mr. Billington was born July 27, 1930, in Hollis, OK.

 

Nomination of John N. Griesemer To Be a Governor of the United States Postal Service

 

September 12, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate John N. Griesemer to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for the term expiring December 8, 1995. This is a reappointment.

 

Mr. Griesemer was first appointed as a Governor of the Postal Service in December 1984. Since 1956 Mr. Griesemer has been superintendent, vice president, and president of Griesemer Stone Co. in Springfield, MO.

 

Mr. Griesemer graduated from the University of Missouri (B.S., 1953). He is married, has five children, and resides in Springfield, MO. Mr. Griesemer was born November 30, 1930, in Mt. Vernon, MO.

 

Nomination of Ben J. Wattenberg To Be a Member of the Board for International Broadcasting

 

September 12, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ben J. Wattenberg to be a member of the Board for International Broadcasting for a term expiring April 29, 1989. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1981 Mr. Wattenberg has been a member of the Board; and he currently is a senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute, and coeditor of the bimonthly magazine Public Opinion. Previously, he was the host of a public affairs television series, ``Ben Wattenberg's 1980,'' and he has hosted several television specials based on his book, ``The Real America.'' Recently, he has authored several books and has been a professor at large at Mary Washington University and a guest professor at United States International University.

 

He graduated from Hobart College (B.A., 1955). He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born August 26, 1933, in New York City.

 

Appointment of Harvey M. Meyerhoff as a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

 

September 12, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Harvey M. Meyerhoff to be a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council for a term expiring January 15, 1991. He would succeed Esther Cohen.

 

Mr. Meyerhoff is president of Magna Properties, Inc., in Baltimore, MD, and vice chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Previously, he was chairman of the board and CEO, Monumental Properties, Inc.; president, Associated Jewish Charities & Welfare Fund of Baltimore, Inc.; treasurer, National Conference of Christians & Jews, Maryland region; and a member of the United Jewish Appeal Executive Committee.

 

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.BA., 1948). Mr. Meyerhoff is married, has four children, and resides in Owings Mills, MD. He was born April 6, 1927, in Baltimore, MD.