Nominations & Appointments, June 12, 1986

Nomination of Brunson McKinley To Be United States Ambassador to Haiti

June 12, 1986 The President today announced his intention to nominate Brunson McKinley, of New Jersey, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti. He succeeds Clayton E. McManaway, Jr.

Mr. McKinley joined the Foreign Service in 1971. His first overseas assignment was as aide to Ambassador Graham Martin in Rome. From 1973 to 1974, he served as assistant to David K.E. Bruce, the Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in Beijing. In March 1975 he became deputy principal officer at the U.S. consulate general in Da-nang, Vietnam, and participated in the evacuation of Da-nang and Saigon. Mr. McKinley returned to Washington in May 1975; after 1 year in the Executive Secretariat of the Department of State, he joined the Bureau of European Affairs as officer in charge of relations with Italy. From 1978 to 1981, he was a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in London, and from 1981 to 1983, he was head of the political section at the U.S. mission in Berlin. Since 1983 he has been Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State.

Mr. McKinley received an A.B. in 1962 from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in 1964 from Harvard University, both degrees in classical languages. In 1966 he enlisted in the U.S. Army, was commissioned in Vietnam, and left the service with the rank of captain. He speaks French, German, Italian, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Mr. McKinley is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born February 8, 1943, in Miami, FL.

Nomination of Thomas Lynch Adams, Jr., To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

June 12, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas Lynch Adams, Jr., to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Enforcement and Compliance Monitoring). He would succeed Courtney M. Price.

Since 1983 Mr. Adams has been a Deputy General Counsel (Regional Coordination) at the Environmental Protection Agency. He was assistant director, governmental relations, Republic Steel Corp., 1977 - 1983; Assistant General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission, 1975 - 1977; Legislative Counsel, Small Business Administration, January 1975 - August 1975; minority counsel, Subcommittee on Environment and Consumer Affairs, Senate Commerce Committee, 1972 - 1974; and appellate attorney, Justice Department, Land and Natural Resources Division, 1970 - 1972.

Mr. Adams graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1963) and Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1970). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. Mr. Adams was born November 22, 1941, in Lexington, KY.

Nomination of John J. Petillo To Be a Member of the Peace Corps Advisory Council

June 12, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate John J. Petillo to be a member of the Peace Corps National Advisory Council for a term of 2 years expiring November 29, 1987. This is a new position.

Since 1983 Monsignor Petillo has been chancellor of Seton Hall University and Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange, NJ. In 1978 he became assistant to the president of Seton Hall University and he also became chancellor of administration of the Archdiocese of Newark, a position he held until his appointment as chancellor. He was ordained in 1973 and began his career with the Archdiocese of Newark in 1975 as assistant director in the Office of Research and Planning. He was later appointed deputy director of Catholic community services.

Monsignor Petillo graduated from Seton Hall University (B.A., 1969 and M.A., 1971), Fordham University (Ph.D., 1975), Rutgers (M.P.A., 1976), and Immaculate Conception (M.Div., 1974). He resides in South Orange, NJ, and was born March 19, 1947, in Montclair, NJ.

Appointment of Ivan Boesky as a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

June 12, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Ivan Boesky to be a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council for a term expiring January 15, 1991. He would succeed Marver Bernstein.

Since 1981 he has been chairman and chief executive officer of the Ivan F. Boesky Corp., where he was a managing partner, 1975 - 1980. Previously, he was a general partner with Edwards & Hanly in New York, 1972 - 1975; securities analyst, First Manhattan Co., 1968 - 1970; securities analyst, L.F. Rothschild, 1966 - 1968; tax accountant, Touche, Ross & Co. in Detroit, 1965 - 1966; and a law clerk, United States District Court for Eastern Michigan, 1964 - 1965.

Mr. Boesky attended the University of Michigan and graduated from the Detroit College of Law (J.D., 1964). He is married, has four children, and resides in New York City. Mr. Boesky was born March 6, 1937, in Detroit, MI.

Appointment of Jim Gilmore, Jr., as a Member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

June 12, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Jim Gilmore, Jr., to be a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. This is a new position.

Mr. Gilmore is owner of Jim Gilmore Enterprises headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI, which includes the Gilmore Broadcasting Corp., several car dealerships, and Jim Gilmore Enterprises Industrial Farms. He has been an active supporter of the International Hockey League and has been chairman and president of the Gilmore Racing Team, Inc., which sponsors A.J. Foyt, Jr. Mr. Gilmore has also been active in civic and public affairs as a member of the board of directors, Public Information Committee, American Cancer Society, and he served as mayor of Kalamazoo, MI, 1959 - 1961.

He attended Kalamazoo University and Western Michigan University. Mr. Gilmore is married, has nine children, and resides in Kalamazoo, MI, where he was born on June 14, 1926.

Appointment of Two Members of the United States International Narcotics Control Commission

June 12, 1986

The President today has announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the United States International Narcotics Control Commission. These are new positions.

Shirley D. Coletti, of Florida. Since 1984 Mrs. Coletti has been the chairman of the board of the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, and she is a member of the Nancy Reagan Speaker's Bureau on the fight against drug abuse. She recently represented the United States at the Seventh International Conference of Nongovernment Organizations on Drug Dependence in Katmandu, Nepal. She attended Grant School of Nursing, 1961, and was born February 17, 1935, in Clinton, KY.

Robert E. McCarthy, of California. Mr. McCarthy is the senior and founding partner of McCarthy, Flowers and Roberts, and previously he was the assistant secretary and founder of Steamship Co. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1941; J.D., 1949). He was born February 16, 1920, in San Francisco, CA.

Appointment of Three Members of the National Commission on Agricultural Finance

June 12, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Commission on Agricultural Finance. These are new positions.

Tom H. Carothers, of Texas. Mr. Carothers is a rancher and agribusinessman in Palestine, TX. In 1982 he was appointed to a 6-year term on the Federal Farm Credit Board, and he also currently serves as a director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He graduated from Baylor University (B.A., 1938). He was born December 17, 1914.

Kathleen W. Lawrence, of Virginia. Mrs. Lawrence is currently Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture for Small Community and Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and she has been nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Small Community and Rural Development. She was born December 7, 1940, in New York City.

Harold B. Steele, of Illinois. Mr. Steele has operated his own corn and hog farming operation near Princeton and is now retired. He served as president of the Illinois Farm Bureau, 1970 - 1983; as a member of the board of directors of the National Livestock Producers Association, 1975 - 1982; and he has served as a member on several agricultural trade missions to the Orient and Europe. He was born July 8, 1922, in Sublette, IL.

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

June 12, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business:

Louis P. Thebault, of New Jersey. Mr. Thebault is chairman of L.P. Thebault Co., a graphic communications firm, in Parsippany. He graduated from Seton Hall College (B.S., 1943) and was born December 14, 1921, in Madison, NJ.

Bruce G. Fielding, of California. Mr. Fielding is president of Fielding, Locksley & Storek, an accountancy corporation, in Mountain View. He graduated from Washington & Jefferson College (B.A., 1941) and was born June 3, 1923, in Cleveland, OH.

Appointment of Three Members of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation

June 12, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation for terms expiring May 11, 1989:

Martin S. Appel, of California. He would succeed Thomas J. Farrell. Mr. Appel is a member of Ruchin, Richman & Appel, a law firm in Beverly Hills. Mr. Appel graduated from Northwestern University (B.S., 1953; J.D., 1956) and resides in Beverly Hills. He is married, has four children, and was born March 15, 1933, in Chicago, IL.

Jean G. Gumerson, of Oklahoma. She would succeed Richard J. Kogan. Mrs. Gumerson is director of public relations and corporation social policy for the C.R. Anthony Co. in Oklahoma City. She has three children, resides in Oklahoma City, and was born March 19, 1923, in Hayfield, MN.

J. Alfred Rider, of California. He would succeed Vincent C. Gray. Dr. Rider is president, Children's Brain Diseases Foundation, in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of Chicago (S.B., 1942; M.D., 1944; Ph.D., 1951). He is married, has two children, and resides in Mill Valley. Dr. Rider was born January 30, 1921, in Chicago, IL.