Appointment of Tyrus W. Cobb as a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

 

July 15, 1988

 

The President today announced the appointment of Tyrus W. Cobb as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director of International Programs and Technology Affairs for the National Security Council.

 

Mr. Cobb has served since 1983 as Director of Soviet, West European, and Canadian Affairs at the National Security Council. Prior to that Mr. Cobb was a permanent professor of international politics at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He currently holds the position of adjunct professor of international security affairs at Georgetown University. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Cobb served initially with a combat unit and later was named as a member of the American delegation implementing the 1973 Paris peace accords.

 

Mr. Cobb received a Ph.D. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from Indiana University, and a B.A. from the University of Nevada. He is married to the former Suellen Small of Reno, NV. They have three children and reside in McLean, VA.

 

Appointment of Howard H. Baker, Jr., as a Member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

 

July 15, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Howard H. Baker, Jr., to be a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board for a term of 2 years. He would succeed Albert D. Wheelon.

 

Senator Baker is currently associated with Baker, Worthington, Crossley, Stansberry, and Woolf in Huntsville, TN. Prior to this he was Chief of Staff to the President at the White House, 1987 - 1988. He was a United States Senator from Tennessee, 1966 - 1985, serving as minority leader, 1977 - 1981; and majority leader, 1981 - 1985.

 

Senator Baker graduated from the University of Tennessee (LL.B., 1949). He was born November 15, 1925, in Huntsville, TN. He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He is married, has two children, and resides in Huntsville, TN.

 

Appointment of Donavon C. Loeslie as a Member of the National Commission on Agricultural Policy

 

July 15, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Donavon C. Loeslie to be a member of the National Commission on Agricultural Policy. This is a new position.

 

Since 1959 Mr. Loeslie has been a farmer/producer in Warren, NM. Mr. Loeslie has also served on numerous boards and committees within the wheat growers community.

 

Mr. Loeslie attended the University of North Dakota (1958). He was born October 12, 1938, in Warren, NM. He served in the United States Army, 1958 - 1959 and 1961 - 1962. He is married, has five children, and resides in Warren.

 

Nomination of Donald Kagan To Be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities

 

July 15, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald Kagan 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 Gertrude Himmelfarb.

 

Since 1979 Dr. Kagan has been the Richard M. Colgate professor of history and classics at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Prior to this, he was a master of Timothy Dwight College at Yale University, 1976 - 1978; chairman of the classics department, 1972 - 1975; and a professor of history and classics since 1969.

 

Dr. Kagan graduated from Brooklyn College (A.B., 1954), Brown University (M.A., 1955), and Ohio State University (Ph.D., 1958). He was born May 1, 1932, in Kurshan, Lithuania. He is married, has two children, and resides in Hamden, CT.

 

Designation of Armand Hammer To Be Chairman of the President's Cancer Panel

 

July 15, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to redesignate Armand Hammer to be Chairman of the President's Cancer Panel for a term of 1 year.

 

Dr. Hammer is currently chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Occidental Petroleum Corp. in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Dr. Hammer graduated from Columbia University (B.S., 1919; M.D., 1921). He served in the United States Medical Corps from 1918 to 1919. He was born May 21, 1898, in New York City. He is married, has one child, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.