Nomination of Sydney Olson To Be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

 

November 20, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Sydney Olson to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Human Development Services). She would succeed Dorcas R. Hardy.

 

Since 1986 Miss Olson has been government relations representative for Dow, Lohnes and Albertson in Washington, DC. Prior to this, she was a majority staff member for income security, U.S. Senate Finance Committee, 1981 - 1986; and special assistant for the House Ways and Means Committee, 1979 - 1981. From 1977 to 1979, Miss Olson was a minority staff assistant for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.

 

Miss Olson graduated from the University of Oregon (B.S., 1969). Miss Olson was born August 14, 1947, in Long Beach, CA, and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.

 

Nomination of Charles L. Grizzle To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

 

November 20, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles L. Grizzle to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Administration). He would succeed Howard M. Messner.

 

Since 1983 Mr. Grizzle has been Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration at the Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Prior to this he was the confidential assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture, 1982 - 1983. From 1981 to 1982, Mr. Grizzle was executive director for the Republican Party of Kentucky.

 

Mr. Grizzle graduated from the University of Kentucky (B.A., 1973). He was born July 22, 1948, in Argillite, KY, and currently resides in McLean, VA.

 

Appointment of John D. Negroponte as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

 

November 20, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint John D. Negroponte to serve as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

 

Since July 1985 Mr. Negroponte has served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. A career Foreign Service officer since 1960, he was Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras from November 1981 to June 1985. Mr. Negroponte received the Senior Foreign Service Meritorious Service Award in both 1983 and 1987. Since joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Negroponte has served abroad in Hong Kong, Saigon, Paris, Quito, Thessaloniki, and Tegucigalpa. In Washington he has had tours on the National Security Council staff and at the Department of State. In Paris Mr. Negroponte was a member of the United States delegation to the peace talks on Vietnam. While on the National Security Council staff (1970 - 1973) he was head of the office dealing with Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia and in that capacity attended the 1972 Nixon/Brezhnev summit. He has also served as chief United States fisheries negotiator with the rank of Ambassador (1977 - 1979) and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1980 - 1981) dealing with Southeast Asia.

 

Mr. Negroponte was born on July 21, 1939. He received a B.A. degree from Yale University in 1960 and is married to Diana Villiers. They have two daughters, Marina and Alexandra. They reside in Washington, DC.

 

Appointment of Paul Schott Stevens as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council

 

November 20, 1987

 

The President today announced the appointment of Paul Schott Stevens as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council. He will replace Grant S. Green, Jr., who will assume responsibilities at the Department of Defense. Mr. Stevens will continue to serve as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

 

Since January 1987 Mr. Stevens has been legal adviser to the NSC. From September 1985 to July 1986, Mr. Stevens served as Deputy Director and General Counsel of the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management. Under Chairman David Packard, Mr. Stevens assisted in overall management of the Commission's military and civilian staff and provided legal counsel on all aspects of the Commission's work. Formerly, Mr. Stevens was a partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Dickstein, Shapiro and Morin. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, and from 1980 to 1984, was a lecturer in law on the faculty of the Washington College of Law at the American University.

 

A scholar of the house at Yale College, Mr. Stevens received his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1974. He graduated in 1978 from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is married to the former Joyce L. Pilz. He was born November 19, 1952, in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Stevens and his wife live in Alexandria, VA, and have one child.