Appointment of Donald Ian Macdonald as Deputy Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy

 

August 4, 1988

 

The President today announced the appointment of Donald Ian Macdonald, M.D., to be Deputy Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy at the White House. Dr. Macdonald is currently serving as Special Assistant to the President. Dr. Macdonald will continue as the President's adviser for drug abuse policy and is also providing advice and assistance regarding AIDS and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic.

 

Dr. Macdonald came to the White House as Special Assistant to the President in February 1987 from the Department of Health and Human Services, where he served as Administrator of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration from July 1984 to June 1988. He also served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health from December 1985 to July 1986. Dr. Macdonald is an Assistant Surgeon General in the U.S. Public Health Service and, since his appointment by the President in 1984, has served as a Governor of the American National Red Cross. Prior to joining the administration, Dr. Macdonald was a practicing pediatrician in Clearwater, FL, and a national leader in the parents movement against drug abuse. He was a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine, and a member of the Florida Medical Association, serving as chairman of the association's committee on substance abuse. He has been affiliated with numerous professional and public organizations and is the author of numerous articles on substance abuse and related topics.

 

Dr. Macdonald graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, MA (1952), and Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, PA (1958). He is married and has four children. He was born April 15, 1931, in New York City.

 

Nomination of Victor Blanco To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation, and Designation as Chairman

 

August 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Victor Blanco to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20, 1994. This is a reappointment. Upon confirmation, he will be designated Chairman.

 

Since 1978 Mr. Blanco has been chairman of the board of Multiple Medical Management of Los Angeles, in Arcadia, CA, and president and chief executive officer for Blanco and Allaina Partnership, since 1979. Prior to this he was with the program division for international marketing in Latin America for Abbott Laboratories.

 

Mr. Blanco received a B.S. degree from La Progresiva de Cardenas in Cuba and the University of Havana School of Veterinary Medicine, 1954 - 1957. He served in the U.S. Army, 1958 - 1961. He was born August 26, 1936, in Cuba. He is married, has two children, and resides in Arcadia, CA.

 

Nomination of Lando W. Zech To Be an Alternate United States Representative to the 32d Session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency

 

August 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lando W. Zech to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the 32d Session (September 19 - 23, 1988) of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

 

Since 1986 Mr. Zech has been Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1984 - 1986. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1944 - 1983, retiring as a vice admiral.

 

Mr. Zech graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., 1944); Armed Forces Staff College, 1958; National War College, 1968; and George Washington University (M.S., 1971). He was born June 29, 1923, in Astoria, OR. He is married, has five children, and resides in Falls Church, VA.