Appointment of Carlton E. Turner as Special Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy

April 7, 1983

The President today appointed Carlton E. Turner as Special Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy. Dr. Turner now serves as the Director of the White House Drug Abuse Policy Office in the Office of Policy Development.

Dr. Turner serves on the newly established Cabinet-level Executive Board of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System. He also assists the First Lady in her drug abuse education projects. He came to the White House in July 1981 as the Senior Policy Adviser for Drug Policy. Prior to joining the administration, he was the director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi. He has served as a consultant for various government agencies and private firms in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, as well as for the United Nations.

Dr. Turner is the past president of the American Council on Marijuana's scientific advisory board and was the 1982 Harry G. Armstrong Lecturer at the Aerospace Medical Association's scientific meeting. He has published over 100 scientific papers, patents, and chapters in books, and is coauthor of ``Marijuana, An Annotated Bibliography,'' volumes I and II. In addition to extensive drug research, Dr. Turner has been involved in the training of Federal, State, and local narcotics agents since 1971.

He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi (B.S., M.S., Ph. D.). He is married and has two daughters. He was born September 13, 1940, in Choctaw County, Ala.

Appointment of Four Members of the Motor Carrier Ratemaking Study Commission

April 7, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Motor Carrier Ratemaking Study Commission. These are new positions.

Edward A. Collier, to represent large passenger carriers. He has been with Gulf Transport Corp. since 1946 and has been serving as president since 1978. He is married, has eight children, and resides in Mobile, Ala. He was born November 23, 1928, in Mobile.

Edward P. Deets, to represent small passenger carriers. He is chairman of the board and president of Central Florida Coach Lines (Auto-Bus, Inc.), which he formed in 1972. He is married, has four children, and resides in Mountaintop, Pa. He was born December 13, 1928, in Slocum, Pa.

John R. Faust, Jr., to be a public member. He is a partner in the law firm of Schwabe, Williamson, Wyatt, Moore & Roberts in Portland, Oreg. He is also a member of the board of visitors at the University of Oregon Law School. He is married, has three children, and resides in Portland. He was born June 16, 1932, in Portland.

Dorsey C. Miller, to be a public member. He is coordinator of the Broward County Migrant Education Program in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He is married, has two children, and resides in Lauderhill, Fla. He was born January 7, 1943, in Ocala, Fla.