Nomination of Four Members of the Board of Directors of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation
May 8, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate four individuals to be members of the Board of Directors of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation.
Robert A. G. Monks has been chairman of the board of directors of the Boston Co., Inc., Boston, Mass., since 1975. In 1975-76 he was president of the Maine Wood Fuel Co., Portland, Maine. He has been president of Ram & Co., a real estate investment firm since 1972. In 1967-71 Mr. Monks was president of C. H. Sprague & Son Co., a coal and oil distribution firm in Boston. During 1967-71, Mr. Monks held directorships with Westmoreland Coal Co., Winding Gulf Coal Co., and Penn-Virginia Corp. In 1973-76 he was chairman of the finance committee of Sulpetro of Canada, Ltd., a natural gas company. Mr. Monks was graduated from Harvard College (1954) and Harvard Law School (1958). He is married, has two children, and resides in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Boston, Mass. He was born in Boston on December 4, 1933.
Victor Schroeder has been manager of development for the Atlanta Apparel Mart and executive director of the Peachtree Center since 1978. He has also been president and chief executive officer of Aplomb, Inc., consulting in real estate analysis, planning, leasing, operating, management and building of real estate development. In 1975-78 he was a consultant and contract manager to various business clients. In 1971-74 Mr. Schroeder was senior vice president for development of the Phipps Land Co. In 1970-71 he was president of Resort Properties, Jasper, Ga. Mr. Schroeder attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. He is married, has five children, and resides in Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Schroeder was born in Rosedale, Kans., on July 29, 1921.
V. M. Thompson, Jr., is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Utica National Bank & Trust Co. and Utica Bankshares Corp.,Tulsa, Okla. He was president and chief executive officer of Utica National Bank & Trust Co. in 1970-77. In 1973-77 Mr. Thompson was vice chairman of the board, First National Bank & Trust Co., Stillwater, Okla. In 1957-73 he was president and chief executive officer. He recently served on the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Thompson was graduated from the University of Oklahoma (1948) and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942-46. He is married, has three children, and resides in Tulsa, Okla. He was born in Thomas, Okla., on November 12, 1924.
C. Howard Wilkins is founder and managing partner of the Maverick Co. In 1966 he built, owned, and operated 13 Pizza Hut restaurants in the State of Kentucky and acted as president of Pizza Huts of Louisville, Inc. Later her merged his Kentucky-based Pizza Hut franchises into Pizza Corporation of America, a $50-million corporation that eventually became Pizza Hut, Inc., in September 1974. He served as vice chairman of the board of Pizza Huts, Inc., until leaving to found the Maverick Co. Mr. Wilkins was graduated from Yale University (1960). He is married, has five children, and resides in Wichita, Kans. He was born in Wichita on February 19, 1938.
Nomination of Anne Graham To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education
May 8, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate Anne Graham to be Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Public Affairs, Department of Education.
Ms. Graham is currently Deputy Special Assistant to the President for Communications. During the 1980 Presidential campaign, Ms. Graham was assistant press secretary to the Reagan-Bush Campaign, responsible for media activities for the Reagan family members. In 1976-79, she was press secretary to Senator Harrison Schmitt (R-N.Mex.). Ms. Graham worked for Secretary of the Treasury Simon in 1974-75 and served in the White House News Summary Office in 1973. She was special assistant to the Deputy Director for Communications, Republican National Committee, in 1971.
Ms. Graham was graduated from Bradford College, Bradford, Mass., and attended Columbia University. She resides in McLean, Va., and was born in Annapolis, Md., on December 28, 1949.
Nomination of Anthony G. Sousa To Be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
May 8, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate Anthony G. Sousa to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, vice George Hall, for a term of 4 years.
Since 1973 Mr. Sousa has been vice president and general counsel of the Hawaiian Telephone Co., a subsidiary of General Telephone & Electronics Corp. In 1968-73 he was counsel, later senior counsel, and finally administrative law judge with the California Public Utilities Commission. Mr. Sousa worked with U.S. Steel Corp. in 1967. Previously, in 1959-67, Mr. Sousa worked in the traffic department and was later Western regional distribution manager with Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., of San Francisco, Calif. Prior to 1959 he was manager of trade promotion and documentation at Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
He was graduated from St. Luiz Gonzaga College (B.A., 1945) and the University of San Francisco Law School (J.D., 1966).
Mr. Sousa is married, has three children, and resides in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born in Hong Kong, China, on August 8, 1927.