Nomination of Frank Shakespeare To Be a Member of the Board for International Broadcasting, and Designation as Chairman
June 26, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank Shakespeare to be a member of the Board for International Broadcasting, term expiring May 20, 1983, vice Frank Markoe, Jr. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Mr. Shakespeare Chairman.
Mr. Shakespeare is president, RKO General, Inc., of New York City. Previously he served as president of CBS-TV Services and was senior vice president of the CBS-TV Network. He was Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) in 1969-73. Mr. Shakespeare was executive vice president of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. in 1973-75.
Mr. Shakespeare graduated from Holy Cross College (B.S., 1945). He served in the U.S. Navy in 1943-46. Mr. Shakespeare is married, has three children, and resides in Greenwich, Conn. He was born April 9, 1925, in New York, N.Y.
Nomination of Two Members of the Board for International Broadcasting
June 26, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate Mark Goode and Ben J. Wattenberg to be members of the Board for International Broadcasting, terms expiring April 28, 1983. They will succeed Rita E. Hauser and John A. Gronouski.
Mr. Goode served in the U.S. Army in 1954-57. After his service in the Army he became a staff associate director with ABC-TV in Los Angeles, Calif., and became director before leaving in 1967 to become a freelance television producer and director in Los Angeles until 1971. His shows included "The Johnny Cash Show,'' "Pat Paulsen's Half A Comedy Hour,'' and "Barney Miller.'' He also produced coverage of political conventions and elections. In 1977-80 he became the co-owner and general manager for Goode Ideas, Inc., manufacturers of active sportswear for women. From July 1980 to November 1980, Mr. Goode was television adviser to the Reagan-Bush campaign. He served as a member of the transition team for the International Communication Agency after the 1980 election. Mr. Goode was a member of the Advisory Board for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1973-77 and a member of the communications advisory committee for the Republican National Committee in 1977-79. He served as a Special Assistant to the President in 1971-73 and Consultant to the President in 1973-76. Mr. Goode graduated from Northwestern University (1954). He is married, has three children, and resides in Hidden Hills, Calif. He was born March 25, 1932, in Steubenville, Ohio.
Mr. Wattenberg is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and coeditor of AEI's bimonthly magazine Public Opinion. Throughout his career he has served as a narrator-essayist for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Mr. Wattenberg was an aide and speechwriter to President Johnson in 1966 - 68. In 1970 he was a campaign adviser to Senator Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.) and an adviser to Senator Henry Jackson (D-Wash.) in 1972 and 1976. He was one of the cofounders and is now chairman of the Coalition for a Democratic Majority. In 1977 Mr. Wattenberg was appointed by President Carter to serve on the Presidential Advisory Board on Ambassadorial Appointments. In 1980 he was chosen as public member of the American delegation to the Madrid Conference on Human Rights. Mr. Wattenberg is a writer, editor, and publisher. He was a professor-at-large at Mary Washington College. He graduated from Hobart College (1955). Mr. Wattenberg is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born August 26, 1933, in New York, N.Y.
Nomination of James C. Miller III To Be a Member of the Federal Trade Commission, and Designation as Chairman
June 26, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate James C. Miller III to be a member of the Federal Trade Commission. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Dr. Miller Chairman. Dr. Miller will continue to fulfill his duties on the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief until his designation as Chairman of the FTC.
Dr. Miller is currently serving as Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. He is also Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief. Previously, since 1977, Dr. Miller has been a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and was codirector of AEI's Center for the Study of Government Regulation. He was a member of the board of editors of AEI's journal Regulation and served on the board of editorial advisers of the AEI Economist. Dr. Miller was an elected member of the executive committee of the Southern Economic Association and also holds memberships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Economic Association, the Public Choice Society, and the Western Economic Association. In 1974-75 Dr. Miller served as a Senior Staff Economist with the Council of Economic Advisers, where he specialized in matters relating to transportation, regulation and antitrust policy. In 1975 he was appointed the Council on Wage and Price Stability's Assistant Director for Government Operations and Research. He has also served as a member of President Ford's Domestic Council Regulatory Review Group, which directed the administration's program in regulatory reform. In 1972-74 Dr. Miller was an associate professor of economics at Texas A&M University and served as a consultant to the Department of Transportation and the National Bureau of Standards. Previously, in 1972, he was research associate at the Brookings Institution and at AEI. In 1969 - 72 he was a senior staff economist at the Department of Transportation.
Dr. Miller graduated from the University of Georgia (B.B.A., 1964) and the University of Virginia (Ph. D., 1969). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born June 25, 1942, in Atlanta, Ga.
Nomination of F. Keith Adkinson To Be a Member of the Federal Trade Commission
June 26, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate F. Keith Adkinson to be a member of the Federal Trade Commission for the unexpired term of 7 years from September 26, 1975, vice Robert Pitofsky, resigned.
Since 1979 Mr. Adkinson has been an attorney with the firm of Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson of Washington, D.C. In 1974-79 he was counsel, Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and chief assistant to Senator Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) Mr. Adkinson was associate attorney with the firm of Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman & Kuchel of Century City, Los Angeles, Calif., and Washington, D.C., in 1969-73.
Mr. Adkinson graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1966) and the University of Virginia Law School (J.D., 1969). He was a member of the Fairfax County, Va., Democratic Committee, and was the Democratic nominee for election to the Virginia General Assembly from the 19th legislative district.
Mr. Adkinson resides in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. He was born May 26, 1944, in New York, N.Y.