Appointments and Nominations, June 8, 1988
Appointment of Michael J. Astrue as Associate Counsel to the President
June 8, 1988
The President today announced the appointment of Michael J. Astrue to be Associate Counsel to the President. He will succeed Peter D. Keisler.
From 1985 to 1988, Mr. Astrue served in the Department of Health and Human Services as counselor to the Commissioner of Social Security; legal counsel to the Deputy Commissioner for Programs, Social Security Administration; and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Legislation. In addition, he was an associate with the law firm of Ropes and Gray in Boston (1984 - 1985) and a law clerk to the Honorable Walter J. Skinner, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts (1983 - 1984).
Mr. Astrue graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1978) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1983). He was born October 1, 1956, in Fort Dix, NJ. Mr. Astrue is married, has one child, and is a resident of Belmont, MA.
Appointment of Kevin H. Kruke as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison
June 8, 1988
The President today announced the appointment of Kevin H. Kruke to be Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison. He will succeed Donald A. Danner.
Since 1986 Mr. Kruke has served as the executive vice president of the American Trucking Association's Foundation and the Trucking Research Institute. From 1985 to 1986, Mr. Kruke worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he served as a congressional relations officer in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. From 1976 to 1984, Mr. Kruke served in a variety of positions at the Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility.
A 1975 graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Mr. Kruke received his B.A. in economics. He received his master of philosophy degree from George Washington University, specializing in environmental economics and industrial organization, in 1985. He was born April 22, 1954, in Wauwatosa, WI, and resides in Washington, DC.
Nomination of William G. Goetz To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement
June 8, 1988
The President today announced his intention to nominate William G. Goetz to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement for a term expiring September 30, 1990. He would succeed Onalee McGraw.
Since 1967 Mr. Goetz has been dean of the school of business and administration, and the executive vice president of the Dickinson State University Foundation at Dickinson State University. He has also served since 1987 as assistant minority leader in the North Dakota House of Representatives.
Mr. Goetz graduated from Minot State University (B.A., 1966) and the University of North Dakota (M.A., 1967). He was born January 6, 1944, in Hazen, ND. He is married, has three children, and resides in Dickinson, ND.
Nomination of Keith Lapham Brown To Be United States Ambassador to Denmark
June 8, 1988
The President today announced his intention to nominate Keith Lapham Brown to be Ambassador to Denmark. He would succeed Terence A. Todman, who has served with distinction in Denmark for more than 4\1/2\ years.
Mr. Brown is an attorney at law and a member of the Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado Bar Associations. He was a founder and original partner of Vail Associates and served as a director for many years. Mr. Brown has served as a director of the Public Service Co. of Colorado; Griffith Realty, Inc.; Caulkins Oil Co.; National Western Stock Show Association; Boys Club of Denver, Inc.; Boys Club of America, Inc.; and the Colorado State Bank. He is an honorary trustee and past president of the board of Colorado Academy. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. He is chairman of the International Institute of Education/Denver World Affairs Council and is a past executive board member for Downtown Denver, Inc. Mr. Brown served as the United States Ambassador to Lesotho from 1982 to 1983 and is a member of the Council of American Ambassadors. He was most recently the chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee in Washington, DC.
Mr. Brown attended the University of Illinois, the University of Texas, Northwestern University Law School, and graduated from the University of Texas Law School (LL.B., 1949). He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He was born June 18, 1925, in Sterling, IL. Mr. Brown is married, has three children, and resides in Denver, CO.
Nomination of Michael H. Newlin To Be United States Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and Deputy Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency
June 8, 1988
The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael H. Newlin, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as the Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Bruce Chapman.
Mr. Newlin is a career diplomat who joined the Foreign Service in 1952. He has held posts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as in the Department of State and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Mr. Newlin was Ambassador to Algeria from 1981 to 1985. He is currently Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.
Mr. Newlin graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1949; M.B.A., 1951). He was born May 16, 1926, in Greensboro, NC. Mr. Newlin is married, has one child, and resides in Bethesda, MD.
Appointment of Helen M. Scheirbeck as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education
June 8, 1988
The President today announced his intention to appoint Helen M. Scheirbeck to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education for a term expiring September 29, 1990. She would succeed Thomas E. Sawyer.
Since 1987 Ms. Scheirbeck has been development director of the Indian Cultural Center in Pembroke, NC. Prior to this, she was director of the American Indian Nations Region, Save the Children Federation, in Westport, CT, 1982 - 1987, and director of Indian information programs, Lumbee Regional Development Association, 1981 - 1982. Ms. Scheirbeck also served with the White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1980 - 1981.
Ms. Scheirbeck graduated from Berea College (B.S., 1958) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Ed.D., 1980). She was born August 21, 1935, in Lumberton, NC. She has one child and resides in Fairfax, VA.
Nomination of Roland W. Schmitt To Be a Member of the National Science Board
June 8, 1988
The President today announced his intention to nominate Roland W. Schmitt to be a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 1994. This is a reappointment.
Dr. Schmitt is currently president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Prior to this, Dr. Schmitt was with General Electric from 1951 to 1986, serving most recently as senior vice president for science and technology, 1986 - 1988; and senior vice president for corporate research and development, 1980 - 1986.
Dr. Schmitt graduated from the University of Texas (B.A., 1947; B.S., 1947; M.A., 1948) and Rice University (Ph.D., 1951). He was born July 24, 1923, in Seguin, TX. Dr. Schmitt is married, has four children, and resides in Rexford, NY.