Nomination of Gordon A. Smith To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Gordon A. Smith to be Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence) at the Department of Defense. He would succeed Donald C. Latham.

 

Since 1986 Mr. Smith has been Deputy Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization at the Pentagon. Prior to this he was president and chief operating officer of Fairchild Space Operations Co. and corporate vice president for operations at Fairchild Industries.

 

Mr. Smith graduated from Swindon Technical College in the United Kingdom (1957) and George Washington University (M.S., 1978; Ph.D., 1982). He was born April 1, 1934, in Swindon, United Kingdom. Mr. Smith is married and resides in Derwood, MD.

 

Nomination of W. Allen Moore To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate W. Allen Moore to be Under Secretary of Commerce (International Trade Administration) at the Department of Commerce. He would succeed S. Bruce Smart.

 

Since 1985 Mr. Moore has been chief of staff for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was director of legislation for United States Senator Jack Danforth, 1977 - 1985. He was a consultant to the Board of Directors of CETEC Corp. in California, 1982 - 1986; Associate Director for Policy and Planning for the White House Domestic Council, 1975 - 1977; and vice president and general manager of the Seneca Corp., 1973 - 1975.

 

Mr. Moore graduated from Pomona College (B.A., 1966) and Stanford University (M.B.A., 1971). He was born January 25, 1945, in Glendale, CA. He is married and resides in Arlington, VA.

 

Nomination of Jan W. Mares To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jan W. Mares to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Import Administration) at the Department of Commerce. He would succeed Paul Freedenberg.

 

Since 1985 Mr. Mares has been Senior Policy Analyst for the Office of Policy Development at the White House. Prior to this he was Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs, 1985, and Assistant Secretary for Policy, Safety and Environment, 1984.

 

Mr. Mares graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1958; LL.B., 1963) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., 1960). He was born December 12, 1936, in St. Louis, MO. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.

 

Nomination of Donna F. Tuttle To Be Deputy Secretary of Commerce

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donna F. Tuttle to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce. She would succeed Clarence J. Brown.

 

Since 1983 Mrs. Tuttle has been Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism in Washington, DC. Prior to this, she was state finance chairman for the Carol Hallet campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1982; state finance director for the Mike Curb Committee, 1981 - 1982; and speaker's bureau chairman for the State of California for the Reagan-Bush campaign and national chairman for Youth for Reagan, 1980.

 

Mrs. Tuttle graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1969). She was born April 21, 1947. She is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.

 

Nomination of Edward R. Hamberger To Be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward R. Hamberger to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation (Governmental Affairs). He would succeed Rebecca Gernhardt Range.

 

Since 1981 Mr. Hamberger has been with the law firm of Lipsen, Hamberger, Whitten and Hamberger, serving as managing partner since 1982. Prior to this he was General Counsel and Special Counsel to the Chairman as well as Director for Public Participation for the National Transportation Policy Study Commission, 1977 - 1979. He served as staff director and legal counsel of the House Republican Policy Committee, 1979 - 1980.

 

Mr. Hamberger graduated from Georgetown University (B.A., 1973; M.S., 1975; and J.D., 1977). He was born May 28, 1950, in Pottsville, PA. Mr. Hamberger is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

 

Appointment of Two Members of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation:

 

For a term expiring February 19, 1990:

 

Richard M. Prosten, of the District of Columbia. He would succeed Roger F. Martin. Since 1970 he has been director of research, industrial union department at the AFL - CIO in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was collective bargaining coordinator, industrial union department, AFL - CIO, 1964 - 1970. He was born July 2, 1941, in Boston, MA. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.

 

For a term expiring February 19, 1991:

 

Eugene B. Burroughs, of California. This is a reappointment. Since 1987 Mr. Burroughs has served as a senior adviser for the Prudential Asset Management Co., Inc., in San Diego, CA. Prior to this he was executive vice president of M.D. Sass Association, Inc., 1985 - 1987. Mr. Burroughs graduated from Benjamin Franklin University (B.A., 1955). He was born August 22, 1931, in Washington, DC. Mr. Burroughs served with the United States Marine Corps, 1952 - 1955. He is married, has two children, and resides in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

 

Nomination of Richard V. Backley To Be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard V. Backley to be a member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of 6 years, expiring August 30, 1994. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1982 Mr. Backley has been a Commissioner for the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was an administrative law judge for the Civil Aeronautics Board, 1975 - 1978, and an administrative law judge for the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals for the Social Security Administration, 1975.

 

Mr. Backley graduated from De Paul University (B.A., 1951; LL.B., 1955). He was born on July 21, 1927, in Chicago, IL. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1945 - 1948 and 1951 - 1952. Mr. Backley is married, has three children, and resides in Fairfax, VA.

 

Appointment of William A. Schambra as a Member of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint William A. Schambra to be a member of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for a term expiring December 26, 1991. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1983 Mr. Schambra has been a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, serving as assistant director for the Project to Study the Constitution at AEI, 1979 - 1983. Prior to this he was associate editor of Public Opinion magazine, 1977 - 1979.

 

Mr. Schambra graduated from James Madison College (B.A., 1971), Northern Illinois University (M.A., 1974; Ph.D., 1983). He was born March 27, 1949, in Freeport, TX. Mr. Schambra is married, has one child, and resides in Alexandria, VA.

 

Appointment of Albert D. Wheelon as a Member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Albert D. Wheelon to be a member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. He would succeed Allen E. Puckett.

 

Since 1987, Dr. Wheelon has been chairman and chief executive officer of Hughes Aircraft Co. in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Wheelon joined Hughes Aircraft Co. in 1966 as vice president for engineering and was executive vice president of the company, 1986 - 1987. He has been a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and the President's commission investigating the space shuttle Challenger.

 

Dr. Wheelon graduated from Stanford University (B.S., 1949) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1952). He was born January 18, 1929, in Moline, IL. He is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Nomination of Stanley J. Glod To Be Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stanley J. Glod to be Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States at the Department of Justice for the remainder of the term expiring September 30, 1988. He would succeed Bohdan A. Futey.

 

Since 1969 Mr. Glod has been practicing law in Washington, DC. From 1968 to 1969, he was an associate professor of international and comparative law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

 

Mr. Glod graduated from John Carroll University (A.B., 1958), Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1961), and the University of Munich (S.J.D., 1967). He was born June 28, 1936, in Altoona, PA. He serves in the United States Army, 1958 - present. Mr. Glod has four children and resides in Alexandria, VA.

 

Nomination of Two Members of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation for terms expiring December 10, 1993:

 

Margaret Truman Daniel, of New York. This is a reappointment. Since 1954 Mrs. Daniel has been working as an author. Mrs. Daniel graduated from George Washington University (A.B., 1946; Litt. D., 1975), Wake Forest University (L.H.D., 1972), and Rockhurst College (H.H.D., 1976). She was born February 17, 1924, in Independence, MO. She is married, has two children, and resides in New York.

 

Gary Eugene Wood, of Texas. He would succeed Gloria Ann Hay. Since 1985 Mr. Wood has been director of governmental relations at Baylor University. Prior to this he worked as a finance professor at Baylor University from 1979 to 1985. Mr. Wood graduated from Baylor University (B.B.A., 1966), University of Florida (M.A., 1967), and the University of Texas (Ph.D., 1977). He was born December 9, 1943, in Houston, TX. He is married, has one child, and resides in Waco, TX.

 

Appointment of Maiselle D. Shortley as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Maiselle D. Shortley to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education for the remainder of the term expiring July 10, 1989. She would succeed George F. Meyer, Jr.

 

Since 1987 Mrs. Shortley has been chairman of the National Conservative Political Action Committee in Alexandria, VA. Prior to this, she was Deputy Associate Director for Volunteer Liaison of ACTION, 1985 - 1987; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Community Relations at the Department of Defense, 1984 - 1985; and Confidential Assistant in the Office of Public Liaison at the White House, 1981 - 1984.

 

Mrs. Shortley graduated from Dumbarton College (B.A., 1964). She was born August 1, 1942, in North Adams, MA. She is married, has one child, and resides in McLean, VA.

 

Nomination of Walter C. Wallace To Be a Member of the National Mediation Board

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Walter C. Wallace to be a member of the National Mediation Board for the term expiring July 1, 1990. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1982 Mr. Wallace has been a member of the National Mediation Board in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the Board in October 1982, he was in the private practice of law and labor arbitration. From 1973 to 1975, he was president of the Bituminous Coal Operators Association.

 

Mr. Wallace graduated from St. John's College, St. John's University (B.A., 1948), and Cornell Law School (LL.B., 1951). He was born March 25, 1924, in New York City. He served in the United States Army, from 1943 to 1945. Mr. Wallace is married, has one child, and currently resides in Washington, DC.

 

Designation of James L. Kolstad as Vice Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today designated James L. Kolstad as Vice Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of 2 years. He would succeed Patricia A. Goldman.

 

Since 1987 Mr. Kolstad has been a member of the National Transportation Safety Board. Prior to this he was vice president of the Pat Thompson Co., a communications brokerage firm in Denver, CO. He was the senior director of communications and public affairs for Frontier Airlines from 1978 to 1985. From 1973 to 1978 Mr. Kolstad was the Director of the Office of Community and Congressional Relations for the Civil Aeronautics Board. Prior to this he was a Presidential advance man at the White House, 1972 - 1973.

 

Mr. Kolstad graduated from the University of Montana (B.A., 1960). Mr. Kolstad was born on March 3, 1939, in Washington, DC. Mr. Kolstad has one child and resides in Alexandria, VA.

 

Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Armando Valladares While Serving as Head of the Delegation to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

 

March 4, 1988

 

The President today accorded Armando Valladares the personal rank of Ambassador in his capacity as Head of the United States Delegation to the 44th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights meeting February 2-March 12, 1988, in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Mr. Valladares was appointed by the President as Representative of the United States on the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on November 30, 1987. Since 1984 he has been president of the European Coalition for Human Rights in Cuba. He spent 20 years as a political prisoner in Cuba. Mr. Valladares is an author and poet, and among several books he has written are ``From My Wheelchair'' and ``Against All Hope.'' He was adopted by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience.

 

Mr. Valladares graduated from the Instituto de Segunda Ensenanza de Marianano in Havana, Cuba (B.A., 1954). He was born May 30, 1937, in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba. He is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. Mr. Valladares became a naturalized United States citizen in January 1987.