Nominations & Appointments, February 18, 1986

Nomination of Alfred C. Sikes To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

February 18, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alfred C. Sikes to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. He would succeed David John Markey.

Since 1978 he has been serving as president of Sikes and Associates, Inc., in Springfield, MO. Previously, he was president of Sikes and Mahaffey, Inc., a political consulting firm, in 1977 - 1978; director of the Missouri Department of Consumer Affairs, regulation and licensing, in 1974 - 1976; and director of the Missouri Department of Community Affairs in 1973 - 1974.

He graduated from Westminster College (B.A., 1961) and the University of Missouri (LL.B., 1964). He is married, has three children, and resides in Springfield, MO. He was born December 16, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Nomination of David B. Gray To Be Director of the National Institute of Handicapped Research

February 18, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate David B. Gray to be Director of the National Institute of Handicapped Research, Department of Education. He would succeed Douglas A. Fenderson.

Dr. Gray is Health Scientist Administrator for Child Health and Human Development at the National Institute of Handicapped Research in Bethesda, MD. He was adjunct associate professor of psychology at Winona State University and the University of Minnesota, Rochester extension, in 1978 - 1981; director of research and development for Rochester State Hospital in Rochester, MN, in 1980 - 1981; and director of institute programs for the mentally retarded at Rochester Social Adaptation Center, Rochester State Hospital, in 1975 - 1980.

Dr. Gray graduated from Lawrence University (B.A., 1966), Western Michigan University (M.A., 1970), and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D., 1974). He is married, has three children, and resides in Kensington, MD. He was born February 7, 1944, in Grand Rapids, MI.

Nomination of J. Michael Hudson To Be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury, and Designation as an Assistant Secretary

February 18, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Michael Hudson to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury (Legislative Affairs). He would succeed Bruce E. Thompson, Jr. Upon his confirmation the President will designate him as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Since 1984 Mr. Hudson has been serving at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Previously, he was Assistant to the Director for Legislative Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in 1982 - 1984; Deputy Assistant to the Director for Legislative Affairs, OMB, in 1981 - 1982; legislative assistant and press secretary to U.S. Representative Tom Loeffler (R-TX) in 1979 - 1981; and speechwriter and legislative aide to U.S. Senator John Tower (R-TX) in 1977 - 1979.

Mr. Hudson graduated from the University of Texas (B.A., 1971) and American University (M.A., 1975). He was born February 27, 1948, in Hollis, OK, and now resides in Washington, DC.

Nomination of John A. Bohn, Jr., To Be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

February 18, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate John A. Bohn, Jr., to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term of 4 years. He would succeed William H. Draper.

Since 1984 he has been serving as First Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Previously he was Ambassador of the United States to the Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, in 1981 - 1984. He was with the Wells Fargo Bank in 1968 - 1981, serving in various positions including vice president of the correspondent banking division and manager of international personal banking; division manager for the North American division; manager of the international group; and vice president and Far East representative, Tokyo. From 1964 to 1968, he was in the practice of law in California and Guam.

Mr. Bohn graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1959) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1963). He attended the London School of Economics (1959 - 1960). He is married, has four children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born October 31, 1937, in Oakland, CA.

Appointment of Albert John Ossman, Jr., as a Member of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

February 18, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Albert John Ossman, Jr., to be a member of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for a term expiring December 26, 1989. This is a reappointment.

Since 1982 he has been serving as professor of political science/public policy and director of the public affairs program at Bethany College in West Virginia. Previously he was professor of political science/public policy at Eisenhower College in 1968 - 1982. At Eisenhower College he also served as executive director of development (campaign planning) and associate director of development (1980 - 1981); associate dean of academic affairs (1977 - 1980); and director of the division of social sciences in 1963 - 1968.

He graduated from Syracuse University (A.B., 1950; M.A., 1951; Ph.D., 1963). He is married, has one child, and resides in Bethany, WV. He was born April 23, 1927, in Dunkirk, NJ.