Nomination of David O'Neal To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

March 25, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate David O'Neal to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health. He will succeed David A. Zegeer.

Since 1985 Mr. O'Neal has served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management for the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was president of O'Neal Inns, Ltd., 1984 - 1986, president of O'Neal Printing, 1982 - 1984, and executive vice president of Aviation Systems International, 1981 - 1982.

Mr. O'Neal graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy (B.S., 1962). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1956 - 1959. He was born January 24, 1937, in Belleville, IL. Mr. O'Neal has two children and resides in Arlington, VA.

Nomination of Elaine L. Chao To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, and Designation as Chairman

March 25, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Elaine L. Chao to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 1991. She would succeed Edward V. Hickey, Jr. Upon confirmation, she will be designated Chairman.

Since 1986 Miss Chao has been Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration for the Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. Prior to this she was vice president for syndications of BankAmerica Capital Markets Group, 1984 - 1986. From 1983 to 1984, she was a White House fellow with the Office of Policy Development, and a senior lending officer in the European Banking Division for Citibank, N.A., 1979 - 1983.

Miss Chao graduated from Mount Holyoke College (A.B., 1975) and Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration (M.B.A., 1979). She was born March 26, 1953, in Taipei, Taiwan, and currently resides in Washington, DC.