Nominations and Appointments, October 14, 1986

Appointment of E. Robert Wallach as the United States Representative on the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council

October 14, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint E. Robert Wallach to be the Representative of the United States of America on the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. He would succeed Richard Schifter.

Since 1983 Mr. Wallach has been engaged in the private practice of law in San Francisco and Washington, DC. Previously, he was affiliated with David B. Baum in the practice of law, 1974 - 1982; he was in private practice, 1970 - 1974; and a partner with the firm of Walkup, Downing & Stearns, 1964 - 1970, and an associate with that firm, 1959 - 1964. He has been dean, Hastings Center for Trial & Appellate Advocacy, since 1981, and an adjunct professor of law since 1970.

Mr. Wallach graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1955) and the University of California at Berkeley (LL.B., 1958). He is married, has three children, and resides in both Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA. Mr. Wallach was born April 11, 1934, in the Bronx, NY.

Nomination of James H. Duff To Be a Member of the National Museum Services Board

October 14, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate James H. Duff to be a member of the National Museum Services Board, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring December 6, 1991. This is a reappointment.

Since 1973 Mr. Duff has been director, Brandywine River Museum, and executive director, Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, PA. Previously, he was director, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, 1969 - 1973 and 1966 - 1967; instructor in English, University of Maryland Overseas Program, Seoul, Korea, while he served in the U.S. Army, 1968 - 1969; instructor in English, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1965 - 1966; and director at various regional museums of Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York State, 1962 - 1964.

Mr. Duff graduated from Washington & Jefferson College (B.A., 1965) and the University of Massachusetts (M.A., 1970). He is married, has two children, and resides in Chadds Ford, PA. Mr. Duff was born October 11, 1943, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Statement on Signing the Domestic Apparel and Textile Industry Statistics Bill

October 14, 1986

I am pleased to approve H.R. 2721, a bill that directs the Secretary of Commerce to collect quarterly statistics on the domestic apparel and textile industries. The bill will allow the Bureau of the Census to provide reliable and timely data on these important industries. These industries are large and important employers, experience volatile production patterns, and face strong foreign competition.

It is essential that those responsible for the administration of our textile and apparel programs have the information they need to determine if, and to what extent, such imports disrupt domestic markets within the meaning of the appropriate statutes. Accordingly, I ask the Nation's textile and apparel firms to give the Census Bureau their fullest cooperation and to respond to its surveys fully, honestly, and quickly.

Note: H.R. 2721, approved October 14, was assigned Public Law No. 99 - 467.