Nomination of Gary L. Bauer To Be a Deputy Under Secretary of Education

July 9, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Gary L. Bauer to be Deputy Under Secretary for Planning and Budget, Department of Education. He would succeed Gary L. Jones.

He is currently serving as Deputy Assistant Director for Legal Policy, Office of Policy Development, the White House. He was policy analyst in the Office of Policy Development from January 1981 until June 1982. He served as Assistant Director for Policy/Community Services Administration in the Office of the President-elect. Prior to that, he was a senior policy analyst for the Reagan-Bush Committee. He was director of government relations for the Direct Mail Marketing Association in 1973 - 1980. In 1969 - 1973 he was assistant director of opposition research at the Republican National Committee.

He graduated from Georgetown University (B.S., 1968) and Georgetown University Law School (JJ.D., 1973). He is married, has two children, and resides in Fairfax, Va. He was born May 4, 1946.


Nomination of Nicholas Platt to be United States Ambassador to Zambia

July 9, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Nicholas Platt to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia. He would succeed Frank G. Wisner.

In 1959 Mr. Platt was research assistant at the Washington Center for Foreign Policy Research. He entered the Foreign Service in 1959 as consular officer in Windsor. He studied Chinese language at the Foreign Service Institute in 1962 - 1963 and in Taichung in 1963 - 1964. He was political officer in Hong Kong from 1964 to 1968. In the Department he was China desk officer in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in 1968 - 1969, Chief of Asian Communist Areas Division in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in 1969 - 1971, and Deputy Director, then Director of the Executive Secretariat in 1971 - 1973. In 1973 - 1974 he was Chief of the Political Section in Beijing (formerly Peking), and Deputy Chief of the Political Section in Tokyo in 1974 - 1977. He was Director for Japanese Affairs in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Department in 1977 - 1978. In 1978 - 1980 he was staff member of the National Security Council at the White House, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs at the Department of Defense in 1980 - 1981. Since 1981 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in the Department.

Mr. Platt graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1957) and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., 1959). His foreign languages are Chinese (Mandarin), German, French, and Japanese. He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born March 10, 1936.


Nomination of Three Judges of the United States Tax Court

July 9, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be United States Tax Court Judges:

Mary Ann Cohen, of California. She will succeed Cynthia Holcomb Hall. Since 1969 she has been a member of the law firm of Abbott & Cohen in Los Angeles, Calif., and was employed by Louis Lee Abbott, Esq., from 1967 to 1969. Ms. Cohen received a B.S. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1964 and a J.D. degree from the University of Southern California Law Center in 1967. She is single and resides in Santa Monica, Calif. She was born on July 16, 1943.

Lapsley Walker Hamblen, Jr., of Virginia. He will succeed Sheldon V. Ekman. Since April of 1982, Mr. Hamblen has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Tax Division of the Department of Justice. From 1957 to 1982, Mr. Hamblen was a partner in the firm of Caskie, Frost, Hobbs & Hamblen in Lynchburg, Va. Prior to that time, he served as an attorney-adviser to the Tax Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., and as a trial attorney in the Regional Counsel's Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Hamblen attended Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Virginia, where he received a B.A. degree in 1949. He received his LL.B. degree in 1953 from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is married and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born on December 25, 1926.

James Harlan Stamper, of Missouri. He will succeed Irene Feagin Scott. Since 1962 he has been a partner and a shareholder-director with the law firm of Morris, Larson, King, Stamper and Bold in Kansas City, Mo. From 1962 to 1966, he was a lecturer in taxation at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo. Prior to that time, he was an associate with the law firm of Sebree, Shook, Hardy & Ottman, 1960 - 1961; instructor, University of Kansas City, 1960 - 1961; lecturer and instructor, Washburn University of Topeka, Kans., 1959 - 1960; staff accountant, Brelsford, Gifford, Hardesty and Batz, Topeka, Kans., 1958 - 1959; and income tax examiner, State of Kansas Department of Revenue, 1956 - 1957. He received an A.B. degree from the University of Kansas in 1956 and an LL.B. degree from Washburn University of Topeka, Kans., in 1960. He is married, has two daughters, and resides in Kansas City, Mo. He was born on March 24, 1934.

Note: Mr. Stamper's nomination, which was submitted to the Senate on July 12, was withdrawn by the President on September 23.