Nomination of John K. Meagher To Be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury

 

July 31, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate John K. Meagher to be Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury (Legislative Affairs). Upon his confirmation, the President will designate him as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. He would succeed J. Michael Hudson.

 

Since 1981 Mr. Meagher has been vice president-government relations at the LTV Corp. in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was with the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, as minority counsel and staff director, 1974 - 1981, and as assistant minority counsel, 1972 - 1974.

 

Mr. Meagher graduated from the College of William and Mary (B.A., 1963) and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William and Mary (J.D., 1965). He was born August 29, 1941, in Syracuse, NY. Mr. Meagher is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.

 

Nomination of Peter R. Sommer To Be United States Ambassador to Malta

 

July 31, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Peter R. Sommer, of the District of Columbia, as Ambassador to the Republic of Malta. He would succeed Gary L. Matthews.

 

Mr. Sommer began his career as a research analyst for the Department of Defense at the U.S. mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Paris, France, 1965 - 1967. He returned to Washington and served as staff assistant on the Senate Committee on Appropriations, 1967 - 1970. He returned to NATO in Brussels, Belgium, as a defense planning analyst, 1970 - 1975. Mr. Sommer was then appointed assistant for African affairs at the Defense Security Assistance Agency, Department of Defense, 1975 - 1978. He served as political-military attache at the United States Embassy in London, England, 1978 - 1982. Since 1982 he has been Director for European and Soviet Affairs, National Security Council, at the White House.

 

Mr. Sommer graduated from George Washington University (B.A., 1962) and attended L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France, from 1962 to 1963. He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Sommer was born March 17, 1938, in Washington, DC. He has two children and resides in Washington, DC.

 

Appointment of Elizabeth I. Board as Special Assistant to the President for Media and Broadcast Relations

 

July 31, 1987

 

The President today announced the appointment of Elizabeth I. Board to be Special Assistant to the President for Media and Broadcast Relations.

 

Miss Board has served as Director of the White House Television Office since January of 1985 and was first named a Special Assistant to the President in November 1985. Miss Board worked for NBC News from 1979 to 1984, first as senior unit manager and later as network news editor. Previously, she was director of creative services for WMAL and executive producer of the Washington Redskins Radio Network. She was also an account executive at WRC Radio and executive producer of ``Empathy'' on WWDC Radio.

 

Miss Board graduated from the University of Colorado (B.A., magna cum laude, 1974), Stanford University Broadcasting and Film Institute, and George Washington University (M.B.A., 1981). A native of Front Royal, VA, she now resides in Washington, DC.

 

Nomination of R. James Woolsey To Be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

 

July 31, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate R. James Woolsey to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for a term of 2 years. This is a new position.

 

Since 1979 Mr. Woolsey has been a partner in the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was the Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977 - 1979. From 1973 to 1977, Mr. Woolsey was an associate with the law firm of Shea & Gardner.

 

Mr. Woolsey graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1963) and Yale University Law School (LL.B., 1968). He served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970. Mr. Woolsey was born on September 21, 1941, in Tulsa, OK. He is married, has three children, and currently resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

 

Appointment of Three Members of the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education

 

July 31, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education for terms expiring July 27, 1991:

 

James D. Nowlan, of Illinois. He would succeed Ralph J. Perk. Since 1986 Mr. Nowlan has been a professor at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. Prior to this he was director of graduate programs in public administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana, 1981 - 1985. Mr. Nowlan graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana (B.A., 1963) and the University of Illinois (M.A., 1965; Ph.D., 1973). He served in the U.S. Army, 1966 - 1968. Mr. Nowlan was born September 8, 1941, in Kewanee, IL. He resides in Little York, IL.

 

William M. Cooper, of Montana. He would succeed Betty R. Sepulveda. Since 1984 Mr. Cooper has been superintendent of the Kalispell School District No. 5 in Kalispell, MT. Prior to this he was superintendent of the Libby School District No. 4 in Libby, MT. Mr. Cooper graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia (B.S., 1962) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (M.A., 1969). He served in the U.S. Army, 1963 - 1966. Mr. Cooper was born November 9, 1940, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is married, has two children, and resides in Kalispell, MT.

 

Dorothy F. Zumwalt, of Oklahoma. She would succeed Mary C. Tucker. Since 1982 Mrs. Zumwalt has been an instructor with Tulsa Junior College in Tulsa, OK. Prior to this she was an instructor at Sapulpa High School in Sapulpa, OK. Mrs. Zumwalt graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University (B.A., 1953). She was born October 21, 1931, in Oklahoma City, OK. Mrs. Zumwalt is married, has three children, and resides in Sapulpa, OK.