Nominations, March 25, 1986

Nomination of J. Edward Fox To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

March 25, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Edward Fox to be Assistant Secretary of State (Legislative and Inter-Governmental Affairs). He would succeed William Lockhart Ball III.

Since 1985 Mr. Fox has been serving at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Previously he was in the Office of Legislative and Inter-Governmental Affairs as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (1985) and Deputy Assistant Secretary (1983 - 1985). He served as minority staff consultant, Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, in 1976 - 1983, and on the staff of the Subcommittee on Future Foreign Policy and Subcommittee on Resources, Food and Energy, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, in 1975 - 1976. He was a legislative assistant to Congressman John Rousselot (R-CA) in 1973 - 1975.

Mr. Fox graduated from Ohio University (B.A., 1972) and George Washington University (M.A., 1976). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born December 1, 1948, in Columbus, OH.

Nomination of J. Roger Mentz To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

March 25, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Roger Mentz to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Tax Policy). He would succeed Ronald Alan Pearlman.

Since December 1985 Mr. Mentz has been serving as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Tax Policy). From April to December 1985, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the Department of the Treasury. Previously he was a partner in the law firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon in 1966 - 1985.

Mr. Mentz graduated from Princeton University (B.S.E., 1963) and the University of Virginia School of Law (L.L.B., 1966). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born March 10, 1942, in New York City.

Nomination of Frank H. Dunkle To Be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

March 25, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank H. Dunkle to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior. He would succeed Robert A. Jantzen.

Mr. Dunkle is presently serving as the fish and wildlife services coordinator for the Colorado River endangered fishes project. Previously, he was deputy administrator of the Western energy and land use team in Fort Collins, CO; Special Assistant to the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in 1983 - 1984; staff director of the Mountain Plains Federal Regional Council in 1981 - 1983; executive director of the Montana Republican State Central Committee in 1980 - 1981; and executive director of the Montana Mining Association in 1978 - 1980. He was founder and owner of Research Associates in Helena, MT, in 1977 - 1980.

He graduated from Montana State University (B.S., 1950; M.S., 1955). He is married, has four children, and resides in Lakewood, CO. He was born October 21, 1924, in Oakmont, PA.

Nomination of Morris I. Leibman To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace

March 25, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Morris I. Leibman to be a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term of 2 years expiring January 19, 1987. This is a new position.

Mr. Leibman is a partner in the firm of Sidley and Austin in Chicago, IL. Previously he was with the firm of Leibman, Williams, Bennett, Baird & Minnon. He serves on the executive board of the Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies and as a director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia.

He graduated from the University of Chicago (Ph.B., 1931; J.D., 1933). He is married and resides in Chicago, IL. He was born February 8, 1911, in Chicago.