Appointment of Twelve Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

April 7, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for terms of 2 years:

John F. Akers, of Connecticut. He would succeed Warren S. Chase. Mr. Akers is currently chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer, IBM Corp. He joined IBM in 1960. Mr. Akers graduated from Yale University (B.S., 1956). He served in the United States Navy, 1956 - 1960. Mr. Akers was born December 28, 1934, in Boston, MA. He is married, has three children, and resides in Westport, CT.

Lawrence A. Bossidy, of Connecticut. He would succeed Barbara Hackman Franklin. Mr. Bossidy is currently vice chairman of the board and director, General Electric Co. Previously he served as executive vice president of General Electric, 1981 - 1984. Mr. Bossidy graduated from Colgate University (B.A., 1957). He was born March 5, 1935, in Pittsfield, MA. He is married, has nine children, and resides in Ridgefield, CT.

Donald Butler, of Arizona. He would succeed Richard Edwin Heckert. Mr. Butler is currently president, National Cattlemen's Association. Previously he served as president, Coronado Cattle Co., Inc., 1970 - 1986. Mr. Butler graduated from the University of Arizona (B.S., 1951). He served in the United States Army Air Corps, 1944 - 1946. Mr. Butler was born December 1, 1925, in Evanston, IL. He is married, has six children, and resides in Tucson, AZ.

James R. Houghton, of New York. He would succeed Francis P. Graves, Jr. Mr. Houghton is currently chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Corning Glass Works. He served as vice chairman of Corning Glass Works, 1971 - 1983. Mr. Houghton graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1958; M.B.A., 1962). He was born April 6, 1936, in Corning, NY. Mr. Houghton is married and has two children. He resides in Corning, NY.

Hamish Maxwell, of New York. He would succeed Gerald E. Kremkow. He is currently chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Philip Morris Co., Inc. Previously he was president and chief operating officer, Philip Morris, Inc., 1983 - 1984. Mr. Maxwell graduated from Cambridge University (B.A., 1946). He served in the Royal Air Force, 1944 - 1947. Mr. Maxwell was born August 24, 1926, in Liverpool, England. He is married, has two children, and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

N.J. Nicholas, Jr., of New York. He would succeed Lloyd I. Miller. Mr. Nicholas is currently president and chief operating officer, Time, Inc. Previously he served as executive vice president, Time, Inc., 1984 - 1986. Mr. Nicholas graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1962) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1964). Mr. Nicholas was born September 3, 1939, in Portsmouth, NY. He is married and resides in New York City.

Paul F. Oreffice, of Michigan. He would succeed Thomas C. Theobald. Mr. Oreffice is currently chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Dow Chemical Co. He has been with the company since 1953. Mr. Oreffice graduated from Purdue University (B.S., 1949). He served in the United States Army, 1951 - 1953. Mr. Oreffice was born in Venice, Italy. He is married and has two children. Mr. Oreffice resides in Midland, MI.

John M. Richman, of Illinois. He would succeed Peter C. Murphy, Jr. Mr. Richman is currently chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Kraft, Inc. Previously he served as chairman and chief executive officer, Dart & Kraft, Inc., 1980 - 1986. Mr. Richman graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1949) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1952). Mr. Richman was born November 9, 1927, in New York, NY. He is married and has two children.

Mr. James D. Robinson III, of Connecticut. He would succeed John Roberts Opel. Mr. Robinson is currently chairman and chief executive officer, American Express Co. Previously he served as president, American Express Co., 1975 - 1977. Mr. Robinson graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S., 1957) and Harvard University (M.B.A., 1961). He served in the United States Naval Supply Corps, 1957 - 1959. Mr. Robinson was born November 19, 1935, in Atlanta, GA. He is married and has two children.

George A. Schaefer, of Illinois. He would succeed Michael S. Robertson. Mr. Schaefer is currently chairman, chief executive officer, and director, Caterpillar, Inc. Previously he served as vice chairman, Caterpillar, Inc., 1984 - 1985. Mr. Schaefer graduated from St. Louis University (B.S., 1951). He served in the United States Marine Corps, 1946 - 1948. Mr. Schaefer was born June 13, 1928. He is married and has two children.

Frank A. Shrontz, of Washington. He would succeed J. Gary Shansby. Mr. Shrontz is currently president and chief executive officer, Boeing Co. Previously he served as vice president, sales, Boeing Co., 1982 - 1984. Mr. Shrontz graduated from the University of Indiana (B.Laws, 1954) and Harvard Graduate School (M.B.A., 1958). He served in the United States Army, 1954 - 1956. Mr. Shrontz was born December 14, 1931, in Boise, ID. He is married and has three children. Mr. Shrontz resides in Mercer Island, WA.

Edson W. Spencer, of Minnesota. He would succeed Jo Ann Doke Smith, Mr. Spencer is currently chairman and chief executive officer, Honeywell, Inc. Previously he was president, Honeywell, Inc., 1974 - 1978. Mr. Spencer joined Honeywell in 1954. Mr. Spencer graduated from Williams College (B.A., 1948) and Oxford University (B.A., M.A., 1950). He was born on June 4, 1926, in Chicago, IL. Mr. Spencer is married, has four children, and resides in Longlake, MN.