Nominations & Appointments, April 8, 1986

Nomination of Edward C. Aldridge, Jr., To Be Secretary of the Air Force

April 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward C. Aldridge, Jr., to be Secretary of the Air Force. He would succeed Russell A. Rourke.

Mr. Aldridge currently serves as Under Secretary of the Air Force, a position he has held since 1981. He was vice president, strategic systems group of the System Planning Corp. (1977 - 1981). Previously, Mr. Aldridge served on the staff of the Secretary of Defense as Director, Planning and Evaluation (1976 - 1977), and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Strategic Programs) in 1974 - 1976. Mr. Aldridge was a Senior Management Associate in the Office of Management and Budget (1973 - 1974); manager of advanced concepts for LTV Aerospace Corp. (1972 - 1973); Director, Strategic Defense Division, Office of the Secretary of Defense (1967 - 1972); and manager, missile and space division, Douglas Aircraft Co. (1961 - 1967).

Mr. Aldridge graduated from Texas A&M University (B.S., 1960) and Georgia Institute of Technology (M.S., 1962). He is married, has four children, and resides in Vienna, VA. Mr. Aldridge was born August 18, 1938, in Houston, TX.

Nomination of Paul H. Nitze To Be United States Ambassador at Large

April 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul H. Nitze, of the District of Columbia, as Ambassador at Large.

Mr. Nitze was an accountant with Container Corporation of America in Bridgeport, CT, from 1928 to 1929; and vice president of Dillon, Read and Co., in New York, NY, from 1929 to 1938 and also from 1939 to 1941. From 1938 to 1939, he was president of P.H. Nitze and Co. in New York City. He was Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs at the Department of State in Washington, DC, from 1941 to 1942. He was Chief of Bureau of the Board of Economic Warfare (1942 - 1943), Director of Bureau of the Foreign Economic Administration (1943 - 1944), and Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State (1946 - 1953). From 1953 to 1961, he was president of the Foreign Service Educational Foundation in Washington, DC. He was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1961 - 1963), Secretary of the Navy (1963 - 1967), Deputy Secretary of Defense (1967 - 1969), and a member of the United States delegation to the strategic arms limitation talks (1969 - 1974). From 1974 to 1981, he was a self-employed consultant in Washington, DC. Since 1981 he has been with the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency as head of the United States delegation, Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces, with the rank of Ambassador (1981 - 1984); and since January 1984 he has been Special Representative for Arms Control and Disarmament Negotiations, with the rank of Ambassador. He has also been adviser to the President and Secretary of State on arms control matters. His foreign languages are German and French.

Mr. Nitze graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1928). He is married to the former Phyllis Pratt, and they have four children. He was born January 26, 1907, in Amherst, MA.

Nomination of Jean McKee To Be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

April 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jean McKee to be a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for the remainder of the term expiring July 1, 1989. She would succeed William J. McGinnis, Jr.

Ms. McKee has been Executive Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, since 1983. Previously, she was the director of government relations for the General Mills Restaurant Group, 1980 - 1983; a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy in 1979; and chief of staff for the minority leader of the New York State Assembly in 1978. In 1976 Ms. McKee served as the Deputy Administrator of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration in Washington, DC, and succeeded John W. Warner as Administrator through June 1977. She served on the staff of former Senator Jacob K. Javits from 1967 to 1975.

Ms. McKee graduated from Vassar College (B.A., 1951), is single, and resides in Washington, DC. She was born June 20, 1929, in New Haven, CT.

Appointment of Four Members of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange

April 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange for terms of 2 years. These are new positions.

Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger, of California.

Robert A. Beck, of New Jersey, is chairman of the board and CEO of Prudential Insurance Company of America in Newark, NJ. He graduated from Syracuse University (B.S., 1950), is married, and has five children. Mr. Beck was born October 6, 1925, in New York, NY.

Donald J. Devine, of Maryland, is consulting director of Campaign America in Alexandria, VA. He graduated from St. John's University (B.B.A., 1959), City University (M.A., 1965), and Syracuse University (Ph.D., 1967). Mr. Devine is married and has four children. He was born April 4, 1937, in Bronxville, NY.

Constance J. Horner, of the District of Columbia, is Director, Office of Personnel Management. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1964) and the University of Chicago (M.A., 1967). Mrs. Horner is married and has two children. She was born February 2, 1942, in Summit, NJ.

Appointment of Jay B. Stephens as Deputy Counsel to the President

April 8, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Jay B. Stephens to be Deputy Counsel to the President. He will succeed Richard A. Hauser.

Since 1985 Mr. Stephens has been an Associate Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice. Prior to the above appointment, he served as Deputy Associate Attorney General (1983 - 1985); Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division (1981 - 1983); Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia (1977 - 1981); Associate General Counsel, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (1976 - 1977); Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force, Department of Justice (1974 - 1975); and an associate with the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (1973 - 1974).

Mr. Stephens was graduated from Harvard College receiving an A.B. in 1968. He was the recipient of the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship to Oxford University (New College), Oxford, England (1968 - 1969). In 1973 he earned a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He was born November 5, 1946, in Akron, IA.

Appointment of C. Christopher Cox as Senior Associate Counsel to the President

April 8, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of C. Christopher Cox to be Senior Associate Counsel to the President. He will succeed David B. Waller.

Since 1984 Mr. Cox has been a partner with the law firm of Latham & Watkins in Newport Beach, CA. Prior to that time he was a lecturer on business administration at Harvard Business School (1982 - 1983); an associate at Latham & Watkins (1978 - 1982); and a clerk to the Honorable Herbert Y.C. Choy, United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Cox graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in 1973. In 1977 he earned a M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was on the Harvard Law Review. He was born October 16, 1952, in St. Paul, MN.

Appointment of Robert M. Kruger as Associate Counsel to the President

April 8, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Robert M. Kruger to be Associate Counsel to the President. He will succeed John G. Roberts, Jr.

Since 1982 Mr. Kruger has been an associate in the Los Angeles and Washington offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He graduated from Cornell University (B.A., 1979) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1982). He is married and resides in Chevy Chase, MD. He was born May 7, 1957, in Passaic, NJ.

Appointment of Alan Charles Raul as Associate Counsel to the President

April 8, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Alan Charles Raul to be Associate Counsel to the President. He will succeed Deborah K. Owen.

Since 1981 Mr. Raul has been an associate in the New York and Washington offices of Debevoise & Plimpton. From 1980 to 1981, he was a law clerk to the Honorable Malcolm R. Wilkey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In addition, Mr. Raul also was a consultant to the Reagan-Bush '84 campaign in New York.

Mr. Raul was graduated from Harvard College receiving an A.B. degree in 1975. In 1977 he earned a M.P.A. degree from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, and in 1980 a J.D. degree from Yale Law School. He was born September 9, 1954, in the Bronx, NY.