Nominations, Designations & Appointments, January 29, 1986

Nomination of Richard E. Lyng To Be Secretary of Agriculture

January 29, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard E. Lyng as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

Since January 1985 Mr. Lyng has been a consultant with the firm of Lyng and Lesher, Inc., in Washington, DC; and he served as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture in 1981 - 1985. Previously, he was a private consultant on food and agriculture matters (1979 - 1981); president of the American Meat Institute (1973 - 1979); and an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, responsible for marketing and consumer activities (1969 - 1973). Mr. Lyng served as director of the California State Department of Agriculture in 1967 - 1969. He also held directorships with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (1975 - 1979), the Agribusiness Advisory Board (1974 - 1981), the Commodity Credit Corporation (1969 - 1973), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School (1970 - 1973).

Mr. Lyng graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1940. He was born on June 29, 1918, in San Francisco, CA, is married, and has two children.

Nomination of James Albert Michener To Be a Member of the Board for International Broadcasting

January 29, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate James Albert Michener to be a member of the Board for International Broadcasting for a term expiring April 28, 1987. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Michener is an educator and best-selling author. His books include ``Tales of the South Pacific,'' 1947 (Pulitzer Prize); ``The Bridges of Toko Ri,'' 1953; ``Caravans,'' 1963; ``The Source,'' 1965; ``Centennial,'' 1974; ``Chesapeake,'' 1978; ``Space,'' and ``Poland,'' 1983; among others. Mr. Michener started his career as a teacher at the Hill School (1929 - 1931) and the George School, Pennsylvania (1933 - 1936). He was a professor at the Colorado State College of Education (1936 - 1941) and a visiting professor at Harvard University (1939 - 1940). He served as an associate editor at Macmillan Co. (publishing) from 1941 to 1949.

He graduated from Swarthmore College (A.B., 1929) and the University of Northern Colorado (A.M., 1937). Mr. Michener is married to the former Mari Yoriko Sabusawa. He was born in New York City on February 3, 1907, and currently resides in Austin, TX.

Designation of Two Members of the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy

January 29, 1986

The President today announced his intention to designate the following individuals to be members of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy for a term expiring December 30, 1988.

George F. Will, of Maryland, will be reappointed. He is an author and has been a syndicated columnist since 1974. Mr. Will is a regular member of the ``Agronsky & Company'' television panel and appears each Sunday morning on ``This Week With David Brinkley.'' He has been a contributing editor of Newsweek since 1976 and received the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1977. From 1973 to 1975, Mr. Will was Washington editor of National Review magazine. From 1970 to 1972, he was on the staff of Senator Gordon Allott of Colorado. He is married and has three children. He was born May 4, 1941, in Champaign, IL, and currently resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

Frederick G. Hale, Sr., of Virginia, is chief financial officer and associate of Michael K. Deaver & Associates, a public relations firm in Washington, DC. Previously, he was treasurer and chief financial officer, the Committee for the 50th American Presidential Inaugural and assistant convention manager and chief financial officer, 1984 Republican National Convention. From 1978 to 1983, Mr. Hale was involved in various facets of oil and gas exploration in North America. Prior to this he served in the United States Navy, graduating from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1960) and retiring from military service in 1978. He is married and has three children. He was born January 15, 1936, in Gulfport, MS, and currently resides in Arlington, VA.

Nomination of Carlos Salman To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

January 29, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Carlos Salman to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, United States International Development Cooperation Agency, for a term expiring December 17, 1988. This is a reappointment.

Since 1972 Mr. Salman has been president of Carlos Salman Realty, a real estate brokerage and investment firm in Miami, FL. From 1960 to 1972, he was assistant comptroller of Wometco Enterprises, Inc., in Miami, FL. From 1957 to 1960, he was assistant treasurer of Iberia Machinery Co. in Havana, Cuba, and in 1954 - 1957 he was assistant to the vice president in charge of sugar exportation of the Ward Garcia Line in Havana, Cuba.

Mr. Salman graduated from Villanova College, Havana, Cuba (B.A., 1951; M.B.A., 1952). He is married and has four children. He was born December 3, 1932, in Havana, Cuba, and currently resides in Miami, FL.

Appointment of Frances Seiberling Buchholzer as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education

January 29, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Frances Seiberling Buchholzer to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education for the remainder of the term expiring July 10, 1986. She would succeed Daniel E. Brennan, Sr., deceased.

Ms. Buchholzer is vice president and secretary, Mutual Mini Storage, Ltd., in Akron, OH. From 1974 to 1981, she was director of State government relations, the B.F. Goodrich Co. From 1970 to 1974, she was director of environmental affairs, the Ohio Petroleum Council, Columbus, OH. Ms. Buchholzer was a teacher with the Iowa City Board of Education, 1966 - 1968; a teacher with the Anchorage Board of Education, 1961 - 1962; and a teacher, Columbus Board of Education, 1958 - 1961.

Ms. Buchholzer graduated from the University of Akron, Ohio (B.A., 1958) and the University of Iowa, Iowa City (M.A., geomorphology). She is married to Richard Barton, and they have one child. She was born May 8, 1934, in Cleveland, OH, and currently resides in Akron, OH.

Appointment of Robert E. Linhard as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

January 29, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Robert E. Linhard to be Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. He will also serve on the National Security Council staff as Senior Director of Defense Programs and Arms Control. He will replace Ronald F. Lehman.

Colonel Linhard has been on the National Security Council staff since November 1981 as Director of Defense Programs, with primary staff responsibility for U.S. strategic and nonstrategic nuclear force policy and for the implementation of the President's Strategic Defense Initiative. On active duty since 1969, Colonel Linhard's decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and the Combat Readiness Medal.

Colonel Linhard graduated from Fordham University (B.A., 1968; M.A., 1969). He also has degrees from the University of Oklahoma (M.P.A., 1973), University of Northern Colorado (M.B.A., 1975), and Georgetown University (M.A., 1979). He is married and has one child. Colonel Linhard resides in Springfield, VA, and was born February 2, 1947, in New York City.

Appointment of Ronald F. Lehman II as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

January 29, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Ronald F. Lehman II to be Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (Defense Policy). This is a new position.

Dr. Lehman, currently Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, has served on the National Security Council staff since May 1983 as Senior Director of Defense Programs and Arms Control. Since January 1985 he has also served as Deputy U.S. Negotiator for Strategic Nuclear Arms with the personal rank of Ambassador. Prior to joining the NSC staff, Dr. Lehman was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy and has served as a senior adviser to the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament and as a representative to the U.S.-U.S.S.R. bilateral discussions on nuclear proliferation. More recently, Dr. Lehman was a representative to the U.S.-Soviet talks on direct communication links. Dr. Lehman has also served as a member of the professional staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Dr. Lehman graduated from Claremont Men's College in California (1968) and received his Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School (1975). Dr. Lehman currently resides with his wife in Arlington, VA. He was born March 25, 1946, in California.

Appointment of Peter W. Rodman as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

January 29, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Peter W. Rodman to be Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (Foreign Policy). This is a new position.

Mr. Rodman has been Director of the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State since April 1984. Prior to that he was a member of the State Department Policy Planning Council, dealing with Middle East affairs. From January 1977 to March 1983, he was with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University. From August 1969 to January 1977, he was on the National Security Council staff and Special Assistant to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

Mr. Rodman graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1964) and Oxford University (B.A., M.A., 1966). He also attended Harvard Law School (J.D., 1969). He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born on November 24, 1943, in Boston, MA.

Appointment of Rodney B. McDaniel as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council

January 29, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Rodney B. McDaniel to be Executive Secretary of the National Security Council. He will replace William F. Martin.

Mr. McDaniel, currently Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, has served on the National Security Council staff since March 1985 as the Senior Director of the Crisis Management Center. He will continue to hold the title of Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in his new position. Before joining the NSC staff, Mr. McDaniel was a captain with the United States Navy, last assigned to the Office of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon. His navy career included service as a surface warfare officer in destroyers and tours with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, and the Navy Department. During his career he commanded the guided-missile destroyer U.S.S. William V. Pratt and the cruiser U.S.S. Oklahoma City and was chief of staff for Commander Seventh Fleet.

Mr. McDaniel graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1956) and George Washington University (M.B.A., 1962). He is single and resides in Arlington, VA. Mr. McDaniel was born on April 4, 1934, in San Diego, CA.