Appointment of John F. Cogan as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget

 

December 22, 1988

 

The President today recess-appointed John F. Cogan to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He would succeed Joseph Robert Wright, Jr.

 

Dr. Cogan currently serves as Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget and is on leave from his position as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has held several previous positions in the Reagan administration: Assistant Secretary of Labor for Policy; Associate Director for Economics and Government; and then Associate Director for Human Resources, Veterans and Labor. He has served in two senior policy positions at the Office of Management and Budget until late 1985. He has worked as a research economist at Rand Corp. and as a professor of economics at Stanford University.

 

Dr. Cogan graduated from the University of California (B.A., 1969; Ph.D., 1976). He was born April 6, 1947, in New York City and currently resides in Washington, DC.

 

Appointment of Kathleen Day Koch as General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

 

December 22, 1988

 

The President today recess-appointed Kathleen Day Koch to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of 5 years. She would succeed Dennis M. Devaney.

 

Since 1987 Ms. Koch has been Associate Counsel to the President at the White House in Washington, DC. Prior to this she was senior attorney at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, 1984 - 1987. She was an attorney for the Merit Systems Protection Board, 1979 - 1984; and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1977 - 1979.

 

Ms. Koch graduated from the University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1977) and the University of Missouri-St. Louis (B.S., 1971). She was born November 27, 1948, in St. Louis, MO. Ms. Koch has three children and currently resides in Annandale, VA.

 

Appointment of Michael Ussery as United States Ambassador to Morocco

 

December 22, 1988

 

The President today recess-appointed Michael Ussery to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco. He would succeed Thomas Anthony Nassif.

 

Since 1988 Mr. Ussery has been a consultant with Michael Ussery & Associates in Alexandria, VA. Prior to this he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, 1986 - 1988. In 1981 he was appointed to direct the State Department's congressional and press affairs for United Nations issues. From 1983 to 1985, he served as White House liaison for the State Department.

 

Mr. Ussery graduated from Newberry College (B.A., 1973). He was born January 20, 1951, in Columbia, SC. He is married and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.