Appointment of Frederick L. Ahearn as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Presidential Advance Office

 

August 11, 1988

 

The President today announced the appointment of Frederick L. Ahearn as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Presidential Advance Office.

 

Mr. Ahearn first joined the Presidential Advance Office on January 20, 1981, as Staff Assistant to the President, after serving on President Reagan's campaign staff in 1979 and 1980. In November 1981, Mr. Ahearn served as chairman of the Federal Regional Council of New England. He served in this capacity as well as Regional Representative of the Secretary of Labor until August 1984. He then left the administration to join President Reagan's reelection campaign staff. Following the reelection of the President, Mr. Ahearn served as a group director at the 1985 Presidential Inaugural Committee. In February 1985, he resumed his post as a Regional Representative of the Secretary of Labor in Region I. Mr. Ahearn rejoined the Presidential Advance Office in February 1986 and was appointed Deputy Director of Presidential Advance in February 1988.

 

Mr. Ahearn was educated at Boston College and presently resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born on November 6, 1949, in Boston, MA.

 

Appointment of W. Grey Terry as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Presidential Advance Office

 

August 11, 1988

 

The President today announced the appointment of W. Grey Terry as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Presidential Advance Office.

 

Mr. Terry first joined the Presidential Advance Office in October 1982 as Deputy Director for Administration, after initially serving as a volunteer advance person during Ronald Reagan's 1980 Presidential campaign and during the first 20 months of the administration. Mr. Terry left the White House in 1985 and, after a period of Senior Executive Service at the Commerce Department's Office of World's Fairs and International Expositions, returned to the Presidential Advance Office as Deputy Director in February 1986. Prior to 1980, Mr. Terry was a financial analyst with the General Motors Corp. in New York City. Between 1968 - 1972, he served in the U.S. Navy as a ship's navigator and naval program manager in Thailand.

 

Mr. Terry, who holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in international management from the American Graduate School in Glendale, AZ, currently resides in Washington, DC. He was born January 8, 1944, in Little Rock, AR.

 

Nomination of Arden L. Bement, Jr., To Be a Member of the National Science Board

 

August 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Arden L. Bement, Jr., to be a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 1994. He would succeed Robert F. Gilkeson.

 

Since 1980 Dr. Bement has been vice president of technical resources for TRW, Inc., in Cleveland, OH. Prior to this he was Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Advanced Technology, 1979 - 1980.

 

Dr. Bement graduated from the University of Idaho (M.S., 1956) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1963). He was born May 22, 1932, in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Bement served in the U.S. Army Reserve, 1954 - 1975. He is married, has eight children, and currently resides in Mayfield Village, OH.

 

Nomination of James R. Curtiss To Be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

 

August 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate James R. Curtiss to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of 5 years expiring June 30, 1993. He would succeed Frederick M. Bernthal.

 

Since 1981 Mr. Curtiss has been associate counsel for the Committee on Environment and Public Works for the U.S. Senate in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was a staff attorney in the regulations division for the office of the Executive Legal Director at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1976 - 1981.

 

Mr. Curtiss graduated from the University of Nebraska (B.A., 1976; J.D., 1979). He was born December 20, 1953, in Lincoln, NE. He is married and currently resides in Silver Spring, MD.

 

Nomination of John F. Daffron, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute

 

August 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate John F. Daffron, Jr., to be a member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute for a term expiring September 17, 1991. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1984 Judge Daffron has been chief judge for the 12th judicial court in Chesterfield, VA, and a judge on that court since 1981. Prior to this he was a judge for the general district court, 1973 - 1981. From 1970 to 1973, he was a U.S. magistrate for the Eastern District of Virginia.

 

Judge Daffron graduated from the University of Richmond (B.A., 1961; LL.B., 1964). He was born January 25, 1939, in Richmond, VA. He is married, has four children, and resides in Chester, VA.