Appointment of Robert B. Barker as an Assistant to the Secretary of Defense

 

February 25, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Robert B. Barker to be Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy. This is a new position.

 

Since 1985 Dr. Barker has been Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy at the Department of Defense in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was Deputy Assistant Director of the Bureau of Verification and Intelligence at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1983 - 1985. Dr. Barker also worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as assistant associate director for arms control, 1982 - 1983; special projects division leader, 1978 - 1982; and evaluation and planning division leader, 1973 - 1978.

 

Dr. Barker graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1960) and Syracuse University (Ph.D., 1966). He was born March 9, 1939, in New York, NY. He is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, VA.

 

Nomination of Kenneth J. Beirne To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

 

February 25, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth J. Beirne to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Policy Development and Research). He would succeed June Q. Koch.

 

Since 1987 Mr. Beirne has been a freelance writer. Prior to this he was General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1984 - 1987; senior adviser to the Deputy Under Secretary for Intergovernmental Relations, HUD, 1981 - 1984; and served as a management and political consultant, 1979 - 1981. Mr. Beirne was executive director of the Republican Party of Kentucky, 1981. He was the recipient of the Secretary's Award for Excellence at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1987.

 

Mr. Beirne graduated from the University of Notre Dame (A.B., 1968) and Claremont Graduate School (Ph.D., 1973). He was born November 3, 1946, in the Bronx, NY. Mr. Beirne is married, has five children, and resides in Burke, VA.

 

Nomination of Barbara McConnell Barrett To Be Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration

 

February 25, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Barbara McConnell Barrett to be Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation. She would succeed Richard H. Jones.

 

Since 1985 Mrs. Barrett has been a partner with Evans, Kitchel and Jenckes, P.C. in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to this, she was Vice Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board, 1983 - 1984, and executive assistant to chairman, 1982 - 1983. She was associate general counsel and assistant secretary for Southwest Forest Industries, Inc., 1980 - 1982, and a corporate attorney for the Greyhound Corp., 1976 - 1980.

 

Mrs. Barrett graduated from Arizona State University (B.S., 1972; M.B.A., 1975; J.D., 1978). She was born December 26, 1950, in Indiana County, PA. She is married and currently resides in Paradise Valley, AZ.

 

Nomination of Hugh Hewitt To Be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management

 

February 25, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Hugh Hewitt to be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management. He would succeed James E. Colvard.

 

Since 1986 Mr. Hewitt has been General Counsel at the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was General Counsel for the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1986. Mr. Hewitt was Assistant Counsel at the White House, 1985 - 1986, and Special Assistant to Attorneys General Smith and Meese, 1984 - 1985.

 

Mr. Hewitt graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1978) and University of Michigan (J.D., 1983). He was born February 22, 1956, in Warren, OH. He is married, has one child, and resides in Oakton, VA.