Nomination of Earl E. Gjelde To Be Under Secretary of the Interior

 

October 1, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Earl E. Gjelde to be Under Secretary of the Interior. He would succeed Ann Dore McLaughlin.

 

Mr. Gjelde has been Chief Operating Officer at the Department of the Interior since February 1987. Prior to this he was Counselor to the Secretary of the Interior, 1985 - 1987. He was Chief Operating Officer and Special Assistant for Policy and Programs at the Department of Energy, Washington, DC, 1982-1985. He was Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator at Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, OR, 1981 - 1982.

 

Mr. Gjelde graduated from Oregon State University (B.S., 1966). He was born August 1, 1944, in Portland, OR. He is married, has two children, and resides in Falls Church, VA.

 

Nomination of Melvin N.A. Peterson To Be Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

October 1, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Melvin N.A. Peterson to be Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the Department of Commerce. This is a new position.

 

Since 1971 Mr. Peterson has been director and principal investigator, Deep Sea Drilling Project at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. Prior to this, he was chief scientist at Deep Sea Drilling Project, 1967 - 1971; assistant and acting chairman at Scripps Institution's graduate department of oceanography, 1967; and assistant / associate professor of oceanography at Scripps Institution, 1962 - 1967.

 

Mr. Peterson graduated from Northwestern University (B.S., 1951; M.S., 1956) and Harvard University (Ph.D., 1960). He served in the United States Navy, 1951 - 1954. Mr. Peterson was born May 27, 1929, in Evanston, IL. He is married, has four children, and resides in Del Mar, CA.