Appointment of Rebecca Gernhardt Range as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison

 

August 20, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Rebecca Gernhardt Range to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison. She would succeed Mari Maseng.

 

Since 1985 Ms. Range has been serving as an Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Prior to this, she was Counselor to the Secretary of Transportation, 1984 - 1985, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs, Department of Transportation, 1983 - 1984. Ms. Range served as chief of staff, legislative assistant, and staff assistant for Senator Ted Stevens, 1977 - 1983.

 

Ms. Range graduated from DePauw University (B.A., 1976) and Catholic University, Columbus School of Law (J.D., 1981). She is a member of the District of Columbia and American Bar Associations. She was born October 23, 1954, in Mansfield, OH. She is married and resides in Washington, DC.

 

Appointment of James E. Stratten To Be a Member of the National Afro-American History and Culture Commission

 

August 20, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint James E. Stratten to be a member of the National Afro-American History and Culture Commission for a term expiring January 18, 1991. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1977 Mr. Stratten has been director of the Time Savings and Loan Association in San Francisco, CA. Prior to this he served as a member of the board of the California Youth Authority, 1967 - 1979.

 

Mr. Stratten graduated from Talladega College (B.A., 1936) and Columbia University (M.A., 1939). He was born November 20, 1913, in Cedartown, GA. Mr. Stratten has three children and resides in Rancho Murieta, CA.