Appointment of the General Chairman and Chairman of the 1985 Inaugural Committee
November 8, 1984
The President today announced the appointment of Michael K. Deaver, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of the White House Staff, to be General Chairman of the 1985 Inaugural Committee. In that capacity, he will have supervisory responsibility for all Inaugural activities and will report directly to the President.
Mr. Deaver is responsible for the Office of Presidential Scheduling and Appointments, the Office of Presidential Advance, the White House Military Office, the Office of the First Lady, and the Office of Public Affairs. He is a member of the National Productivity Advisory Council, Chairman of the White House Coordinating Committee on Private Sector Initiatives, and Chairman of the Outreach Working Group on Women. He has served as the Presidential liaison to the 1984 Olympic games, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the International Olympic Committee. Mr. Deaver is also responsible for the communications planning, conceptualizing, and execution functions of the White House Office of Public Affairs.
The President also announced today the appointment of Ronald H. Walker to be Chairman of the 1985 Inaugural Committee. Mr. Walker will report to Mr. Deaver.
Mr. Walker is managing director/partner of the Washington, DC, office of Korn/Kerry International. He recently served as manager and chief executive officer of the 1984 Republican National Convention. Prior to joining Korn/Kerry, he was president of his own consulting firm in Dallas, TX. Mr. Walker was formerly associate director of World Championship Tennis and has served as Director of America's National Park Service. In addition, he served as a Special Assistant to President Richard Nixon, coordinating Presidential travel.
Appointment of 15 Members of the Presidential Advisory Council on the Peace Corps, and Designation of Chairman and Vice Chairman
November 8, 1984
The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Presidential Advisory Council on the Peace Corps. These are new positions. The President also intends to designate Colleen White as Chairman and Ed Young as Vice Chairman.
Colleen Toy White is a special assistant in the district attorney's office of Ventura County, CA. She was born June 19, 1944, in Wetumka, OK, and now resides in Camarillo, CA.
Ed Young is an agribusiness consultant and managing partner of Young Brothers, Inc., in Florence, SC. He was born September 7, 1920, in Florence, SC, where he now resides.
Katherine Milner Anderson is chairman of the board of Domino's Pizza of Washington, DC, Inc., and previously served as Associate Director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs at the White House. She was born December 16, 1947, in Gulfport, MS, and now resides in Alexandria, VA.
L. Francis Bouchey is a Washington, DC, based international and public affairs consultant who serves as the president of the Council for Inter-American Security, Inc. He was born October 3, 1942, in Yakima, WA, and now resides in Falls Church, VA.
Lucia del Carmen Lombana-Cadavid has served in financial and administrative positions with the Bank of America (Los Angeles); First National City Bank of New York (Medellin, Colombia) and the Sociedad Aeronautico de Medellin (Medellin, Colombia). She was born December 3, 1937, in Medellin, Colombia, and now resides in Alexandria, VA.
James G. Calhoun managed J.V. Calhoun Co., manufacturer representatives, for over 50 years. He was born October 8, 1926, in Philadelphia, PA, and now resides in Rosemont, PA.
Ben Kinchlow is cohost of the Christian Broadcasting Network program ``The 700 Club'' in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born December 27, 1936, in Uvalde, TX, and now resides in Virginia Beach.
Alicia Casanova is a part-time consultant to ACTION in Washington, DC. She was born March 2, 1937, in Havana, Cuba, and now resides in Bethesda, MD.
Pierre Manon is a management consultant and attorney in Palm Springs, CA. He was born April 21, 1914, in Bucharest, Romania, and now resides in Palm Springs.
Anthony T. Mercurio is a retired officer of the United States Army and a business consultant for National Dynamics. He was born April 18, 1934, in West Bend, WI, and now resides in El Paso, TX.
Alex Stiglitz has been self-employed as a real estate investor and small business adviser since coming to the United States in 1949. He is retired and is currently involved in community service as a volunteer crime prevention specialist in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He was born September 28, 1925, in Budapest, Hungary, and now resides in Los Angeles, CA.
James B. Taylor is executive director of the Young America's Foundation in Reston, VA. He was born June 23, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA, and now resides in Reston.
Jack M. Webb is head of the law firm of Jack M. Webb and Associates, which he founded in 1982. He was born February 23, 1936, in Monroe, LA, and now resides in Houston, TX.
Martha Barnes Weisend is involved in community service in Dallas, TX. She was born September 15, 1931, in Memphis, TN, and now resides in Dallas.
Sam H. Zakhem is vice president of corporate relations and economic affairs of Rocky Mountain Orthodontics. He was born November 25, 1935, in Lebanon and now resides in Denver, CO.
Appointment of Three Members of the Board of Foreign Scholarships
November 8, 1984
The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Foreign Scholarships for terms expiring September 22, 1987:
Jeffrey B. Gayner is a reappointment. Since 1974 Mr. Gayner has been serving as director of foreign policy studies at the Heritage Foundation. He graduated from Washington & Lee University (B.A., 1967) and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1967 - 1969, 1971 - 1973). He was born February 27, 1945, in Cleveland, OH, and now resides in Washington, DC.
E. Victor Milione is a reappointment. He is president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Inc., in Bryn Mawr, PA, which he founded in 1953. He is also publisher of the Intercollegiate Review. He graduated from St. Joseph's University (B.S., 1950). He is married, has one child, and resides in Ardmore, PA. He was born May 12, 1924, in Havertown, PA.
John Willson would succeed Gerhart Niemeyer. He has served as professor of history in the department of history at Hillsdale College in Michigan. He was chairman of the honors program at Hillsdale College in 1976 - 1981. He graduated from Hobart College (B.A., 1962), the University of Wyoming (M.A., 1964), and Syracuse University (Ph.D.). He is married, has three children, and resides in Hillsdale, MI. He was born March 28, 1940, in Syracuse, NY.
Appointment of Patricia Jacobson as a Member of the National Voluntary Service Advisory Council
November 8, 1984
The President today announced his intention to appoint Patricia Jacobson to be a member of the National Voluntary Service Advisory Council. She would succeed James Webb.
Mrs. Jacobson is a Republican State committeewoman from Texas. She presently serves as a member of the Haltom-Richland Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the board of directors of the YMCA in Fort Worth, TX, in 1968 - 1976.
Mrs. Jacobson attended North Texas State University. She is married, has seven children, and resides in Fort Worth, TX. She was born December 23, 1926, in Houston, TX.
Appointment of Ginny Thornburgh as a Member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation
November 8, 1984
The President today announced his intention to appoint Ginny Thornburgh to be a member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation for a term expiring May 11, 1987. This is a reappointment.
Mrs. Thornburgh has been a member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation since 1982. She is an active volunteer working with mentally retarded and physically handicapped persons. She served as a member of the boards of directors of the Home for Crippled Children in Pittsburgh (1968 - 1975, 1977 - 1978) and of the Allegheny County chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens (1969 - 1974, 1977 - 1978; president, 1974 - 1975). She was honorary chairperson for the Pennsylvania Committee of the International Year of the Child.
She graduated from Wheaton College (B.A., 1961) and Harvard University (M.A., 1962). She is married, has four children, and resides in Harrisburg, PA. She was born January 7, 1940, in New York, NY.