Appointment of Andrew H. Card, Jr., as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

 

May 2, 1988

 

The President today announced the appointment of Andrew H. Card, Jr., to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. He would succeed Gwendolyn S. King.

 

Mr. Card is presently serving as a senior consultant on Vice President George Bush's Presidential campaign. He served at the White House previously as Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, working primarily with the Nation's Governors. Prior to this he was vice president of CMIS Corp., a computer software engineering firm located in Vienna, VA. He served as a representative to the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1975 - 1982 and was named one of the Nation's outstanding legislators in 1982 by the National Republican Legislators' Association. In 1982 Mr. Card was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Massachusetts.

 

Mr. Card received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of South Carolina and attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He was born May 10, 1947. He is married, has three children, and resides in Springfield, VA.

 

Appointment of Gerald J. McKiernan as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs

 

May 2, 1988

 

The President today announced the appointment of Gerald J. McKiernan to be Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs (House).

 

Prior to joining the White House staff, Mr. McKiernan served as the Chief of Staff to Secretary of Commerce William Verity and as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. He served previously as the Director of Congressional Affairs for the International Trade Administration at the Department of Commerce. Prior to joining the Reagan administration, he served 10 years on Capitol Hill as a principal aide to Congressman Stewart B. McKinney of Connecticut's 4th Congressional District.

 

A native of New Haven, CT, Mr. McKiernan entered government service after a career in journalism. He has a degree in communications from the University of New Haven. Mr. McKiernan is married to the former Linda Lehrman. They have one child and reside in Chevy Chase, MD.

 

Nomination of Charles S. Whitehouse To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

 

May 2, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles S. Whitehouse to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict) at the Department of Defense. He would succeed Chapman B. Cox.

 

From 1975 to 1978, Mr. Whitehouse was Ambassador of the United States to the Kingdom of Thailand. Prior to this, he was Ambassador to Laos, 1973 - 1975, and deputy chief of mission and counselor in South Vietnam, 1972 - 1973. He was Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian-Pacific Affairs, 1970 - 1971, and regional director of AID in South Vietnam, 1969 - 1970. Mr. Whitehouse was deputy chief of mission and counselor in Guinea, 1966 - 1969, and attended the National War College, 1965 - 1966. He was an international relations officer, 1962 - 1965, and special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, 1956 - 1959. He was a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia, 1954 - 1956, and at the U.S. mission in Istanbul, Turkey, 1952 - 1954.

 

Mr. Whitehouse graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1947). He served in the United States Marine Corps, 1943 - 1946. He was born November 5, 1921, in Paris, France. Mr. Whitehouse is married, has three children, and resides in Marshall, VA.

 

Nomination of Henry R. Folsom To Be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission

 

May 2, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Henry R. Folsom to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission for the term expiring October 14, 1994. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1982 Mr. Folsom has been a Commissioner for the Postal Rate Commission in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was a consultant for Water Resources Agency, 1981. He worked for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. for 35 years. Mr. Folsom has also been an adjunct professor in urban affairs and public policy at the University of Delaware.

 

Mr. Folsom graduated from the University of Delaware (B.S., 1936). He was born July 19, 1913, in Wilmington, DE. He is married and resides in Arlington, VA.

 

Nomination of William W. Erwin To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Farm Credit System Assistance Board

 

May 2, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate William W. Erwin to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Farm Credit System Assistance Board, subject to the provisions prescribed by P.L. 100 - 233.

 

Mr. Erwin started farming full-time in 1949 and is now president of the Triple E Farm, Inc., in Etna Green, IN. He is also a partner in Earl & Erwin. He has also served as Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development, 1972 - 1973, and Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development, 1973 - 1975.

 

Mr. Erwin graduated from the University of Illinois (B.A., 1949). He was born September 28, 1925, in Plymouth, IN. He served in the United States Air Corps, 1944 - 1945. Mr. Erwin is married, has three children, and resides in Bourbon, IN.

 

Nomination of Edwin J. Delattre To Be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities

 

May 2, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edwin J. Delattre to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring January 26, 1994. He would succeed George Carey.

 

Since 1986 Dr. Delattre has been the Lynde and Harry Bradley Distinguished Fellow in Applied Ethics for the Ethics in Public Policy Center in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was president of St. John's College, 1980 - 1986. He was also director of the national humanities faculty, 1976 - 1980, and a faculty member at the University of Toledo, 1968 - 1976.

 

Dr. Delattre graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1963) and the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D., 1970). He was born September 4, 1941, in Detroit, MI. He is married, has one child, and resides in Fairfax, VA.

 

Nomination of Richard J. Schwartz To Be a Member of the National Museum Services Board

 

May 2, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard J. Schwartz to be a member of the National Museum Services Board, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring December 6, 1992. He would succeed Louis Roman DiSabato.

 

Since 1985 Mr. Schwartz has been president of Richard J. Schwartz Corp. in New York City and president of David Schwartz Foundation. Prior to this Mr. Schwartz joined Jonathan Logan, Inc., in 1960 and has served as: executive vice president, president and chief operating officer, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board.

 

Mr. Schwartz graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University. He was born December 29, 1938, in New York City. He is married, has two children, and resides in Scarborough, NY.