July 17, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mary Cracraft to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board for the remainder of the term expiring August 27, 1986, in which she would succeed Patricia Diaz Dennis; and for the term of 5 years expiring August 27, 1991, which is a reappointment.

Since 1981 Mrs. Cracraft has been an associate with the law firm of Gage & Tucker in Kansas City, MO. Previously, she was a field attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in Kansas City, KS, 1977 - 1981; a research attorney with the Missouri Court of Appeals, western district, Kansas City, MO, 1976 - 1977; a law clerk to the Honorable John E. Bardgett, Missouri Supreme Court, 1975 - 1976; and an intern in the Missouri attorney general's office, 1974.

Mrs. Cracraft graduated from the University of Missouri (B.S. Ed., 1968 and J.D., 1975). She has one child, resides in Overland Park, KS, and was born August 29, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, MO.