Nominations & Appointments, October 20, 1981

Nomination of William Coskrey Plowden, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

October 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Coskrey Plowden, Jr., to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans Employment.

Since 1976 Mr. Plowden has been State director, Veterans Employment and Services (South Carolina). He was appointed to the Americanism Commission of the American Legion National Organization in 1961 and served as Americanism chairman, State of South Carolina American Legion. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Mr. Plowden served in World War II in the China-Burma Theatre, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel, and retired from the reserve as a full colonel in 1965. He graduated from the Citadel Military College (B.A., 1939). He is married, has three children, and resides in New Zion, S.C. Mr. Plowden was born July 15, 1918, in New Zion.

Appointment of Charles S. Gubser as Chairman of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense, United States and Canada

October 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint Charles S. Gubser to be Chairman, Permanent Joint Board on Defense, United States and Canada.

Mr. Gubser was a Member of the United States House of Representatives for 22 years in 1953 - 74. He recently served as Chairman of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense, United States and Canada, in 1975-78.

He graduated from the University of California (B.A.). He is married and resides in Monument, Colo. He was born February 1, 1916, in Gilroy, Calif.

 

Appointment of the Membership of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, and Designation of the Chairman and Vice Chairman

October 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to serve on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. The President also announced his intention to designate Anne Armstrong as Chairman and Leo Cherne as Vice Chairman.

Anne Armstrong is currently chairman of the Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies. She was United States Ambassador to Great Britain in 1976-77 and served as Counsellor to the President in 1973-74. She is married, has five children, and resides in Armstrong, Tex.

Leo Cherne is an economist and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies. He was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1973-76 and served as Chairman in 1976-77. He resides in New York City and was born September 8, 1912.

David Abshire was executive director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, in 1962-70 and has served as chairman since 1973. He was Chairman of the Board for International Broadcasting in 1974-77. He is married, has five children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born April 11, 1926.

William O. Baker is a research chemist and was chairman of the board of Bell Telephone Laboratories. He was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1959-77. He is married, has one son, and resides in Morristown, N.J. He was born July 15, 1915.

Alfred S. Bloomingdale is a corporation executive in New York City. He was chairman of the board of directors of Diners' Club in 1964-70. He is married, has two children, and resides in New York. He was born April 15, 1916.

Frank Borman is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Eastern Airlines. Colonel Borman was commander of the Apollo 8 space flight, the first lunar orbital mission, in December 1968. He is married, has two sons, and resides in Miami, Fla. He was born March 14, 1928.

W. Glenn Campbell has been director, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, since 1960. He was a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, in 1972-78. He is married, has three children, and resides in Stanford, Calif. He was born April 29, 1924.

John B. Connally is an attorney with the firm of Vinson & Elkins in Houston, Tex. He was Governor of Texas in 1963-69 and a candidate for President of the United States in 1980. He was Secretary of the Navy in 1961 and Secretary of the Treasury in 1971-72. He was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1971, 1972-74, and 1976-77. He is married, has three children, and resides in Houston, Tex. He was born February 27, 1917.

John S. Foster, Jr., is vice president, science and technology, TRW, Inc. He was Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense in 1965. Mr. Foster served as a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1973-77. He is married, has five children, and resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born September 18, 1922.

Leon Jaworski is an attorney with the firm of Fulbright & Jaworski of Houston, Tex. He was Director of the Office of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force in 1973-74 and special counsel in President Kennedy's assassination investigation. He is married, has two children, and resides in Houston, Tex. He was born September 19, 1905.

Claire Boothe Luce was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1973-77. She is a playwright and journalist. She was also a Member of Congress in 1943-47 and Ambassador to Italy in 1953-57. She resides in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was born in New York City.

Thomas H. Moorer was Chief of Naval Operations in 1967 and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1970-74. He recently retired from the Navy with the rank of admiral. He is a member of the board of advisers of the Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies. He was born February 9, 1912.

Peter O'Donnell, Jr., is director of the First National Bank in Dallas, Tex., and was a member of the board of trustees and board of governors of Southern Methodist University in 1973-80. He was an adviser to the Deputy Secretary of Defense in 1973. He is married, has three children, and resides in Dallas, Tex. He was born April 21, 1924.

H. Ross Perot is chairman of the board of Electronic Data Systems Corp. in Dallas, Tex. He was formerly with the IBM Corp. and is active in many community affairs including the Boy Scouts of America. He is a recipient of the highest civilian award by the Department of Defense, the Distinguished Civilian Service Award. He resides in Dallas, Tex., and was born in 1930.

Joe M. Rodgers is president of JMR Investments and American Constructors, Inc. He is past national president of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. He was also finance chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1979-80. He is married, has two children, and resides in Nashville, Tenn. He was born November 12, 1933.

Paul Seabury is professor of political science at the University of California at Berkeley and specializes in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. He is married, has two children, and resides in Berkeley, Calif. He was born May 6, 1923.

Robert F. Six, an aviation pioneer and innovator, is founder and chairman of the board of Continental Airlines. He is married and resides in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born June 25, 1907.

Seymour Weiss was Ambassador to the Bahamas in 1974-76 and Director of the Office of Politico-Military Policy, Department of State, in 1973. He was also Director of the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Research, with the rank of Assistant Secretary of State. He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born May 15, 1925.

Edward Bennett Williams a partner with the firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. He taught criminal law at Georgetown Law School in 1946-58 and was a lecturer at Yale Law School in 1971. He was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1976-77. He is married, has seven children, and resides in Potomac, Md. He was born May 31, 1920.

Appointment of Three Members of the Intelligence Oversight Board, and Designation of Chairman

October 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Intelligence Oversight Board. The President also announced his intention to designate W. Glenn Campbell as Chairman.

W. Glenn Campbell has been director, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, since 1960. He was a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, in 1972-78. He is married, has three children, and resides in Stanford, Calif. He was born April 29, 1924.

Frank D. Stella is president and founder of the F. D. Stella Products Co. in Detroit, Mich. He also serves on the board of directors of Peoples Federal Savings & Loan Association of Detroit. He was appointed by President Nixon to serve on the Presidential Commission on Federal Statistics in 1970. He is married, has seven children, and resides in Detroit, Mich. He was born January 21, 1919.

Charles Tyroler II was president of Quadri-Science, Inc., in 1961-80. He is currently a business consultant on national problems. Since 1976 he has been director of the Committee on the Present Danger. In 1950-53 he was Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. He was born January 2, 1915.