Nominations & Appointments, June 3,1986

Nomination of William R. Graham To Be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Science Adviser to the President

June 3, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate William R. Graham to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and he will also serve as Science Adviser to the President. He would succeed George A. Keyworth II.

Since earlier this year, Dr. Graham has been serving as Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In 1971 Dr. Graham cofounded R&D Associates in Marina Del Rey, CA. Previously, he was a member of the technical staff in the physics department at the Rand Corp., 1965 - 1971; project officer at the U.S. Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM, 1962 - 1965; and a member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Corporation Research Laboratory, 1961 - 1962. Dr. Graham has served as Chairman, President's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament; as a member, Defense Nuclear Agency Scientific Advisory Group; and as a consultant, United States - United Kingdom Joint Working Group on Atomic Weapons. He also consulted on other joint programs with United States allies.

Dr. Graham graduated from California Institute of Technology (B.S., 1959) and Stanford University (M.S., 1961 and Ph.D., 1963). He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA. Dr. Graham was born June 15, 1937, in San Antonio, TX.

Nomination of Saundra Brown Armstrong To Be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission

June 3, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Saundra Brown Armstrong to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission for a term of 6 years. She would succeed Helen G. Corrothers.

Since 1984 Mrs. Armstrong has been a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and she was a Vice Chairman, 1984 - 1985. She was a trial attorney, Justice Department, Public Integrity Section, 1982 - 1984; deputy district attorney, Alameda County district attorney's office, 1980 - 1982 and 1977 - 1979; and a senior consultant, California Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice, 1979 - 1981.

Mrs. Armstrong graduated from California State University at Fresno (B.A., 1969) and the University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D., 1977). She is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. Mrs. Armstrong was born March 23, 1947, in Oakland, CA.

Nomination of Robert W. Beuley To Be Inspector General of the Department of Agriculture

June 3, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert W. Beuley to be Inspector General, Department of Agriculture. He would succeed John V. Graziano.

Since 1985 Mr. Beuley has been Deputy Inspector General at the Department of Agriculture. Previously, he was with the Department of the Interior as Acting Inspector General, December 1984 to September 1985; Assistant Inspector General for Auditing, January 1981 to December 1984; Assistant Inspector General for Auditing (AIGA), 1980 - 1981; Assistant Director, Departmentwide Financial, Administrative and ADP Division, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1978 - 1980; Acting Director, Headquarters Audit Division, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Agriculture, April 1978 to October 1978; and Acting Deputy Director, Office of Audit, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1977 - 1978.

Mr. Beuley graduated from Duquesne University (B.S., 1961) and Shippensburg State College (M.B.A., 1971). He is married, has three children, and resides in Woodbridge, VA. Mr. Beuley was born June 17, 1939, in Steubenville, OH.

Nomination of James E. Colvard To Be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management

June 3, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate James E. Colvard to be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management. He would succeed Loretta Cornelius.

Since 1985 Dr. Colvard has been Director, Civilian Personnel Policy, Department of the Navy. He was Deputy Chief, Naval Material Command, in Washington, DC, 1980 - 1985. He was affiliated with the Naval Weapons Laboratory in Dahlgren, VA, where he managed the Navy's electronic warfare research and development program, 1969 - 1971; and served as Technical Director of the Laboratory, 1973; and also served as Technical Director of the Naval Surface Weapons Center, 1974.

Dr. Colvard graduated from Berea College (B.A., 1958), the University of Oklahoma (M.A., 1973), and the University of Southern California (Ph.D., 1982). He is married, has one child, and resides in King George, VA. Dr. Colvard was born March 16, 1932, in Robbinsville, NC.

Nomination of Ronald F. Docksai To Be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

June 3, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ronald F. Docksai to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Legislation). He would succeed John F. Scruggs.

Since 1983 Dr. Docksai has been majority staff director, Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. He was special assistant to the Director, Office of Personnel Management, May to December 1982; majority health director, 1980 - 1982, and legislative counsel for health policy, 1977 - 1980, for Sen. Orrin G. Hatch; executive assistant to Repr. Robert Dornan, 1976 - 1977, chief legislative aide to Repr. Robert E. Bauman, 1973 - 1976; and graduate assistant professor of government, Georgetown University, 1972 - 1973.

Dr. Docksai graduated from St. John's University (B.A., 1970), New York University (M.A., 1975), and Georgetown University (Ph.D., 1986). He is married, has one child, and resides in Vienna, VA. Dr. Docksai was born July 17, 1949, in New York City.

Nomination of Ann Barbara Wrobleski To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

June 3, 1986 The President today announced his intention to nominate Ann Barbara Wrobleski to be an Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters. She would succeed Jon R. Thomas.

Since 1985 Ms. Wrobleski has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters. Previously, she served in the Office of the First Lady as Director of Projects, 1981 - 1985; deputy press secretary and director of scheduling for U.S. Senator Richard Stone, 1979 - 1980; and press secretary to U.S. Representative Lou Frey, 1975 - 1978.

Mrs. Wrobleski graduated from Stephens College (B.A., 1972). She is married and resides in Bethesda, MD. She was born April 3, 1952, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Nomination of Donna Pope To Be Director of the Mint

June 3, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donna Pope to be Director of the Mint, Department of the Treasury, for a term of 5 years. This is a reappointment.

Mrs. Pope has been serving in this position since 1981. Previously, she served as a State representative for the Ohio General Assembly, 1972 - 1981; and supervisor of the Cuyahoga County board of elections, 1968 - 1971. She also serves as a member of the President's Task Force on Legal Equity for Women.

Mrs. Pope is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA. She was born October 15, 1931, in Cleveland, OH.

Nomination of Kenneth A. Gilles To Be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation

June 3, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth A. Gilles to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture (Marketing and Inspection Services), where he would succeed Raymond D. Lett, and to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation, where he would succeed C.W. McMillan.

Since 1981 Dr. Gilles has been Administrator, Inspection Services, Department of Agriculture. He was vice president for agricultural affairs at the University of North Dakota, 1969 - 1981; acting director, agricultural experiment station, 1978 - 1979; acting director, cooperative extension service, 1972 - 1974; and professor and chairman, department of cereal technology, 1961 - 1970. Dr. Gilles was also a research engineer with Pillsbury Mills, Inc., an instructor at the University of Minnesota, and a senior biochemist with General Mills, Inc.

Dr. Gilles graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.S., 1944; Ph.D., 1952). He is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born March 6, 1922, in Minneapolis, MN.

Nomination of Robie Marcus Hooker Palmer To Be United States Ambassador to Hungary

June 3, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robie Marcus Hooker Palmer, of Vermont, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to Hungary. He succeeds Nicolas M. Salgo.

Mr. Palmer was a copy assistant at the New York Times in New York City in 1963. From 1963 to 1964, he was assistant to the producer of WNDT - TV in New York. He then entered on duty in the Foreign Service of the United States in late 1964 and was assigned as third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, until 1966. From 1966 to 1968, Mr. Palmer was an international relations officer in NATO affairs in the Department and then went to Garmisch as a student at the U.S. Army Russian Institute until 1969. In 1969 he was assigned as a second secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, U.S.S.R., where he served until 1971 when he returned to the Department to become a member of the policy planning staff. In 1975 - 1978 he was political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and in 1978 returned again to the Department as Office Director for Policy in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs. In 1981 Mr. Palmer was Deputy for Policy in the Bureau of European Affairs and then Deputy to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. Since 1982 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs.

Mr. Palmer graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1963). His foreign languages are Russian and Serbo-Croatian. He is married, and he was born on July 14, 1941, in Ann Arbor, MI.

Appointment of Eight Delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business

June 3, 1986

The President today appointed the following individuals to be delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business:

Hector Barreto, of Missouri, currently serves as president of Sol International, Inc., and president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He was born August 23, 1925, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Ronald J. Gordon, of the District of Columbia, is the president of ZGS Television Productions, an independent production company that serves the Hispanic community. He also served as the conference director of the Hispanic Assembly of the Republican National Committee. He was born August 1, 1954, in Lima, Peru.

William J. Hybl, of Colorado, is the president of the El Pomar Investment Co. He also served as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives. He is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He was born July 16, 1942, in Des Moines, IA.

James Nicholas Papatones, of New Hampshire, is an attorney in the private practice of law. He is active in civic activities. He was born October 10, 1951, in Rochester, NH.

Peter W. Senopoulos, of Massachusetts, is currently president of Nationwide Insurance Investigators. He also serves as administrator and principal of Gallagher & Gallagher, P.C. He was born June 11, 1941, in Somerville, MA.

Charlotte Z. Sewall, of Maine, is president of Keene Narrows Lobster, Inc., and also serves in the Maine State Senate. She was born November 28, 1947, in Damariscotta, ME.

Stephen S. Smith, of Oregon, is the principal of Victor Bartlett & Associates, an accounting firm that assists small businesses with financial and tax problems. He was born December 6, 1940, in Los Angeles, CA.

Warren L. Taylor, of Montana, is currently secretary/treasurer of MAL Enterprises, Inc. He also serves on the executive committee of the U.S. Small Business Administration National Advisory Council. He was born June 19, 1936, in Great Falls, MT.

Appointment of Eleanor R. Seagraves as an Alternate United States Member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission

June 3, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Eleanor R. Seagraves to be an alternate member on the part of the United States on the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. She would succeed William S. Cohen.

Since 1980 Mrs. Seagraves has been circulation manager for Business Mailers Review. Previously she was a contributor to Habitat, a bimonthly journal, and has assisted in various other publications.

Mrs. Seagraves graduated from the State University of New York (B.S., 1964). She is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC. She was born March 25, 1927, in New York, NY.