March 31, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint James W. Winchester to be a member of the National Commission for Employment Policy for the remainder of the term expiring March 20, 1988. He will succeed Paula V. Smith.

Mr. Winchester is currently the president of Winchester & Associates, a private consulting firm in Alexandria, VA. Previously he served as the Associate Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1982 - 1986. Mr. Winchester served in the United States Navy from 1937 to 1946 and 1950 to 1954.

Mr. Winchester graduated from Johns Hopkins University (M.A., 1954), American University (M.A., 1962), and Pacific Western University (Ph.D., 1981). He was born in Central, SC, in 1916. He is married, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.