Nominations & Appointments, June 2, 1986

Nomination of Lawrence B. Gibbs To Be Commissioner of Internal Revenue

June 2, 1986 The President today announced his intention to nominate Lawrence B. Gibbs to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Department of the Treasury. He would succeed Roscoe L. Egger, Jr.

Since 1976 Mr. Gibbs has been a partner with the law firm of Johnson & Swanson in Dallas, TX. Previously, he was with the Internal Revenue Service as Assistant Commissioner (Technical), 1973 - 1975, and as Deputy Chief Counsel and Acting Chief Counsel, 1972 - 1973. He was with Branscomb, Gary, Thomasson & Hall in Corpus Christi, TX, 1963 - 1972.

Mr. Gibbs graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1960) and the University of Texas School of Law at Austin (J.D., 1963). He is married, has two children, and resides in Dallas, TX. Mr. Gibbs was born on August 31, 1938, in Hutchinson, KS.

Nomination of Michael R. Darby To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

June 2, 1986 The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael R. Darby to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Economic Policy). He would succeed Manuel H. Johnson, Jr.

Since 1978 Dr. Darby has been a professor of economics at the University of California at Los Angeles; an associate professor, 1973 - 1978; and a visiting assistant professor, 1972 - 1973. Previously, he was at Ohio State University in the department of economics as an assistant professor, 1970 - 1973; and director of the division for economic research, 1971 - 1972.

Dr. Darby graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1967) and the University of Chicago (M.A., 1968; Ph.D., 1970). He is married, has two children, and resides in Woodland Hills, CA. Dr. Darby was born November 24, 1945, in Dallas, TX.

Appointment of Alfred Balitzer as a Member of the National Graduate Fellows Program Fellowship Board

June 2, 1986 The President today announced his intention to appoint Alfred Balitzer to be a member of the National Graduate Fellows Program Fellowship Board for a term of 6 years. This is a new position.

Since 1971 Dr. Balitzer has been a professor at Claremont McKenna College and with the Claremont graduate school since 1973. Previously he was a part-time teacher at California State University in Los Angeles, 1967 - 1971.

Dr. Balitzer graduated from Los Angeles City College (A.A., 1961), California State at Los Angeles (B.A., 1963), University of Chicago (M.A., 1967), and Claremont graduate school (Ph.D., 1971). He resides in Claremont, CA, and was born March 13, 1941, in Los Angeles, CA.