Nominations & Appointments, March 7, 1986

Nomination of Donald W. Peterson To Be Deputy Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks

March 7, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald W. Peterson to be Deputy Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, Department of Commerce. He would succeed Donald James Quigg.

Mr. Peterson has been with the Monsanto Co. since 1953, and he has been serving there as an associate general patent counsel since 1981. Previously, he was patent counsel, Agricultural Products Co. (1975 - 1981); patent counsel, Commercial Products Co. (1972 - 1975); patent counsel, Polymers & Petrochemicals Co. (1971); trademark counsel (1968 - 1971); senior attorney (licensing) (1966 - 1968); patent attorney (1957 - 1966); patent trainee (1955 - 1957); and chemical engineer and assistant contracts engineer (1953 - 1955).

Mr. Peterson graduated from the Missouri School of Mines & Metallurgy (B.S., 1950) and St. Louis University Law School (J.D., 1957). He is married, has one child, and resides in Des Peres, MO. He was born January 31, 1929, in St. Louis, MO.

Appointment of Robert C. Brostrom as a Member of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

March 7, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Robert C. Brostrom to be a member of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board for a term expiring December 3, 1988. He will succeed Rosemary Margaret Front.

Mr. Brostrom is a general clerk with the C&P Telephone Co. in Fairfax, VA. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University (B.A., 1973). He was born February 20, 1951, in the Bronx, NY, and now resides in Annandale, VA.

Nomination of Robert Ortner To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce

March 7, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Ortner to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. He would succeed Sidney Lewis Jones.

Since 1981 Mr. Ortner has been serving as Chief Economist at the Department of Commerce. Previously he was senior vice president and economist and a member of the investment policy committee for the Bank of New York in 1965 - 1981. From 1973 to 1981, he also served as director and as a member of the finance committee for the North American Reassurance Corp. and the North American Reinsurance Corp.

Mr. Ortner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1949) and Columbia University (M.S., 1954; Ph.D., 1960). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born October 19, 1927, in Short Hills, NJ.

Nomination of Clair W. Burgener To Be a Member of the Board for International Broadcasting

March 7, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Clair W. Burgener to be a member of the Board for International Broadcasting for a term expiring April 28, 1988. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Burgener is president of Burgener Properties in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. He was a U.S. Congressman from the 43d District of California in 1973 - 1983. He was a State senator in California in 1966 - 1972 and a State assemblyman in 1962 - 1966.

Mr. Burgener graduated from California State University (A.B., 1950). He is married, has three children, and resides in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. He was born December 5, 1921, in Vernal, UT.

Nomination of C.C. Hope, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

March 7, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate C.C. Hope, Jr., to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a term of 6 years. He would succeed Irvine Henry Sprague.

Mr. Hope recently retired as vice chairman of First Union National Bank in Charlotte, NC. He is past president of the American Bankers Association (ABA) and past chairman of the ABA Council. He began his banking career in 1947. He served North Carolina as secretary of commerce in 1983 - 1985. He has served as chairman of the board of the North Carolina Symphony Society and served as chairman of the North Carolina Alliance for Arts in Education.

Mr. Hope graduated from Wake Forest University (B.A., 1943). He is married, has three children, and resides in Charlotte, NC. He was born February 5, 1920, in Charlotte.

Appointment of Three Members of the Advisory Committee of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

March 7, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation for terms expiring February 19, 1989. These are reappointments.

Murray P. Hayutin is president of Reichart-Silversmith, Inc., in Denver, CO. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1959) and the University of Denver (M.B.A., 1963). He is married, has two children, and resides in Littleton, CO. He was born October 17, 1937, in Denver, CO.

John F. Hotchkis is general partner in the firm of Hotchkis and Wiley in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (A.B., 1954) and the University of California at Los Angeles (M.B.A., 1958). He is married, has four children, and resides in Pasadena, CA. He was born August 3, 1931, in Los Angeles.

Ralph J. Wood, Jr., is vice president of Gerwood, Inc., in Flossmoor, IL. He graduated from the University of Chicago (B.A., 1948). He is married, has five children, and resides in Flossmoor, IL. He was born December 27, 1923, in Chicago, IL.