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Appointments and Nominations, June 22, 1988

Appointment of Terry Weeks as a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars

June 22, 1988

The President today announced his intention to appoint Terry Weeks to be a member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars during his tenure as National Teacher of the Year (1988). He would succeed Donna Hill Oliver.

Mr. Weeks is currently a teacher of social studies for Central Middle School in Murfreesboro, TN. Mr. Weeks was also named Teacher of the Year for 1988.

Mr. Weeks graduated from Middle Tennessee State (B.S., 1972; M.S., 1974). He was born February 17, 1951, in Murfreesboro, TN. He is married and currently resides in Murfreesboro.


Appointment of Ruth Govorchin as a Member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation

June 22, 1988

The President today announced his intention to appoint Ruth Govorchin to be a member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation for a term expiring May 11, 1991. She would succeed Madeline B. Harwood.

Since 1983 Mrs. Govorchin has served as a special education teacher for Melbourne Trainable Mentally Retarded School in Lakewood, CA. Prior to this she served as a temporary teacher for the Los Angeles County schools in 1983. She has also been a guest lecturer on mental retardation for California State University.

Mrs. Govorchin graduated from California State University (B.A., 1980) and received her master's degree from the University of San Francisco in 1985. She was born November 25, 1940, in Denver, CO. She is married, has three children, and resides in Yorba Linda, CA.


Nomination of Hillel Fradkin To Be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities

June 22, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Hillel Fradkin to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring January 26, 1991. He would succeed A. Lawrence Chickering.

Since 1986 Mr. Fradkin has been senior program officer for the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee, WI. Prior to this he was program officer for the grant program in research and education for the John M. Olin Foundation, 1983 - 1986. He has also been a visiting lecturer of Jewish thought at the University of Chicago since 1987; adjunct professor of Jewish thought for the department of religion at Barnard College, 1979 - 1984; and visiting instructor for the department of political science at Yale University, 1977 - 1979.

Mr. Fradkin graduated from Cornell University (B.A., 1967) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D., 1978). He served in the United States Army, 1969 - 1972. Mr. Fradkin was born March 30, 1947, in New York, NY. He is married, has one child, and resides in Whitefish Bay, WI.


Appointment of Thomas Allen Sands as a United States Commissioner of the Red River Compact Commission, and Designation as Chairman

June 22, 1988

The President today announced his intention to appoint Maj. Gen. Thomas Allen Sands, United States Army, to be United States Commissioner to the Red River Compact Commission. This is a new position. General Sands will also serve as Chairman of the Commission.

Since 1984 General Sands has been Commanding General of the U.S. Army Engineering Division for the Lower Mississippi Valley in Vicksburg, MS. Prior to this he was Commanding General of the U.S. Army Engineering Division in New York City, 1981 - 1984. He was also district engineer for the U.S. Army Engineering District in New Orleans, 1978 - 1981; personnel management officer, then chief, of the programs branch of the U.S. Army Military Personnel Center in Alexandria, VA, 1975 - 1978; and Assistant Director of Civil Works in the Office of Chief of Engineers for the United States Army in Washington, DC, 1974 - 1975.

General Sands attended the U.S. Army War College and received a B.A. degree from the U.S. Military Academy and an M.S. from Texas A&M University. He has been in the United States Army since 1958. He was born June 7, 1935, in Columbia, TN. He is married, has two children, and resides in Vicksburg, MS.