Nominations & Appointments, February 21, 1986

Nomination of Ronald S. Lauder To Be United States Ambassador to Austria

February 21, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ronald S. Lauder, of New York, as Ambassador to the Republic of Austria. He would succeed Helene A. von Damm.

Since 1983 Mr. Lauder has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy. Prior to that time he was chairman, Estee Lauder International, 1982 - 1983; and held various managerial positions to executive vice president of Estee Lauder, Inc., in New York City, 1968 - 1983.

Mr. Lauder received his B.S. in 1965 from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a degree in French literature in 1964 from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, and attended the University of Brussels in 1966. He served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1966 - 1974. His foreign languages are French and German. Mr. Lauder is married to the former Jo Carole Knopf, and they have two children.

Nomination of David B. Waller To Be an Assistant Secretary of Energy

February 21, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate David B. Waller to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs and Energy Emergencies.

Since 1982 Mr. Waller has been Senior Associate Counsel to the President, the White House. He was Associate Counsel in 1981 - 1982. From 1978 to 1981, he was an attorney with the Washington, DC, firm of Hogan & Hartson. From 1974 to 1978, he was a trial attorney with the Department of Justice, Civil Division, in Washington, DC.

Mr. Waller graduated from Denison University (B.A., 1970) and the University of Tulsa, College of Law (J.D., 1973), where he was editor of the Law Review. He currently resides in Washington, DC. He was born September 13, 1948, in Decatur, IL.

Nomination of William F. Martin To Be Deputy Secretary of Energy

February 21, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate William F. Martin to be Deputy Secretary of Energy. He would succeed Danny J. Boggs.

Mr. Martin joined the National Security Council (NSC) staff at the White House in 1982 and currently serves as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Prior to his present duties, he served in the NSC as Director of International Economic Affairs responsible for international energy matters, Deputy Executive Secretary, and Senior Director of Coordination. From 1981 to 1982, Mr. Martin served in the Department of State as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. In this capacity he was responsible for international energy policy and East-West economic relations. Mr. Martin served in the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, France, in 1977 - 1981. Initially he was responsible for energy studies of OPEC and developing nations. In 1979 - 1981 he was Special Assistant to the Executive Director of IEA. In this capacity he was responsible for the overall coordination of five IEA Ministerial meetings. In 1974 - 1977 Mr. Martin was program officer of the Workshop on Alternative Energy Strategies based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Laboratory.

Mr. Martin graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1972) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., 1974). He is married to the former Jill Wheaton, and they have two sons, Nicholas and Christopher. He was born October 4, 1950, in Tulsa, OK.

Nomination of Charles J. Chamberlain To Be a Member of the Railroad Retirement Board

February 21, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles J. Chamberlain to be a member of the Railroad Retirement Board for the term of 5 years from August 29, 1984. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Chamberlain has been serving as a member of the Railroad Retirement Board since 1977. Previously he served as president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. Mr. Chamberlain served on the High Speed Ground Transportation Advisory Committee in 1973 - 1975, on the Railroad Safety Research Board in 1975, and on the Railroad Industry Labor-Management Committee in 1972, and he was chairman of the Railway Labor Executives' Association in 1970.

Mr. Chamberlain is married, has two children, and resides in Crystal Lake, IL. He was born August 7, 1921, in Ashton, IL.

Appointment of Peter J. Wallison as Counsel to the President

February 21, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Peter J. Wallison to be Counsel to the President. He would succeed Fred F. Fielding.

Since 1985 Mr. Wallison has been a partner with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, DC. From 1981 to 1985, he served as General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury. He was a partner with the law firm of Rogers & Wells from 1977 to 1981. From 1974 to 1976, he served as Counsel to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and from 1972 to 1974, he served as special assistant to Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York. In 1966 - 1972 he was an associate with the firm of Rogers & Wells in New York, NY. From 1969 to 1970, he also served as a senior staff associate for the President's Advisory Council on Executive Organization.

Mr. Wallison graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1963) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1966). He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. He was born June 6, 1941, in New York, NY.

Nomination of Evan Griffith Galbraith To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

February 21, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Evan Griffith Galbraith to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency, for a term expiring December 17, 1987. This is a new position.

Mr. Galbraith was the United States Ambassador to France in 1981 - 1985. Previously, he was managing director of Dillon, Read & Co.; chairman of Dillon Read Overseas Co. in London in 1975 - 1980; managing director and chairman of Bankers Trust International in London in 1969 - 1975; an independent financial consultant in New York City in 1969; vice president of Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. in 1968 - 1969; and administrator and director of Morgan and Cie, Paris, France, in 1963 - 1968.

He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1950) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1953). He is married, has four children, and resides in Greenwich, CT. He was born June 2, 1928, in Toledo, OH.

Appointment of George J. Adams as a Delegate to the National White House Conference on Small Business

February 21, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint George J. Adams to be a delegate to the National White House Conference on Small Business. This is a new position.

Mr. Adams is president of Mobility Systems and Equipment Co. in Los Angeles, CA. He founded this company in 1970. Previously he was a professional engineer.

He graduated from Northland College (B.S., 1959) and Cleary College (M.A., 1961). He has four children and resides in Los Angeles, CA. He was born November 23, 1925, in Havana, Cuba.

Appointment of Six Members of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

February 21, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad for terms of 3 years. They are all new positions.

Dalia Debenis Bobelis is active on the board of various civic and cultural groups, including serving as a director of the Lithuanian/American Relief Fund and as a trustee of the Lithuanian Evangelical Reform Church. She is married, has five children, and resides in St. Petersburg, FL. She was born August 4, 1932, in Lithuania.

Kenneth M. Duberstein is vice president of Timmons & Co. in Washington, DC. Previously he served at the White House as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. He is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born April 21, 1944, in Brooklyn, NY.

Alma Lee Gildenhorn is active in civic and cultural affairs, including serving as cochairman of the Washington Committee, Kennedy Center's Capital Fund/Endowment Campaign, and as a member of the Planning Committee for the Endowment of the National Cultural Center. She is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. She was born January 14, 1932, in Baltimore, MD.

Zvi Kestenbaum is executive director of the Opportunity Development Association in Brooklyn, NY. Previously he was a partner in the firm of Kestenbaum and Hoffman. He is married, has seven children, and resides in Brooklyn, NY. He was born November 4, 1922, in Ujsherto, Hungary.

A. Morgan Mason is president of the Mason Organization in Los Angeles, CA. Previously he served as president of the public affairs division of Rogers & Cowan, Inc., in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Mason served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs in 1981 - 1982. Previously he was Deputy Chief of Protocol at the State Department. He was born June 26, 1955, in Los Angeles, CA, where he now resides.

Judy Baar Topinka is a member of the Illinois State Senate. Previously she served two terms in the Illinois House of Representatives for the 43d and 7th Districts. She was formerly in the public relations business. She has one child and resides in Riverside, IL. She was born January 16, 1944, in Chicago, IL.

Appointment of Roger E. Birk as United States National Chairman for the 1986 United Nations Day

February 21, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Roger E. Birk to be United States National Chairman for the 1986 United Nations Day. He will succeed Peter H. Dailey.

Mr. Birk is chairman emeritus of Merrill Lynch & Co. He has served on the President's Commission on Executive Exchange and the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control.

Mr. Birk graduated from St. John's University (B.A., 1952). He is married, has four children, and resides in Red Bank, NJ. He was born July 14, 1930, in St. Cloud, MN.