July 9, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation for terms expiring May 11, 1989:

Margaret A. Depaoli, of Virginia. She would succeed Donna Beth Macy. Mrs. Depaoli is a travel agent with Vicki Doyle Tours, Inc., in McLean, VA. She graduated from Dunbarton College of Holy Cross (B.A., 1957), is married, and has five children. Mrs. Depaoli was born July 21, 1934, in New York, NY.

Dwight William Schuster, of Indiana. He would succeed Marguerite Timlin Shine. Mr. Schuster is director, department of psychiatry at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He graduated from Butler University (B.A., 1942) and Indiana University School of Medicine (M.D., 1944), Mr. Schuster is married and has two children. He was born October 9, 1917, in Shawnee, OH.

Martin S. Ulan, of Maine. He would succeed Fredrick J. Rose. Mr. Ulan is a retired selectman for the town of York, ME. Previously he was hospital administrator for York Hospital. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacology (B.A., 1934 and M.S., 1936). Mr. Ulan is married and has two children. He was born May 12, 1912, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Appointment of Carlos Velarde Ponce as a Member of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission

July 9, 1986

The President today appointed Carlos Velarde Ponce to be a member of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission. He would succeed Fernando Cardoze Fabrega.

Since 1969 Mr. Velarde has been economic adviser to Azucarera National, S.A. (the national sugar factory) and since 1972 has been a member of the board of directors. Since 1956 he has been a professor of political economics at the University of Panama and since 1970 has been a member of the board of directors of Velisac, S.A. (an economic and financial consulting firm). He was recently appointed as a member of Panama's National Banking Commission.

Mr. Velarde graduated from Ripon College (B.A., 1952) and Indiana University (M.A., 1954). He is married and has four children. He was born January 3, 1930, in Panama City, Republic of Panama.