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Nominations, October 21, 1982

Nomination of Betty H. Brake To Be Deputy Director of ACTION

October 21, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Betty H. Brake to be Deputy Director of the ACTION agency. She would succeed Winifred Ann Pizzano.

Since 1981 she has been Deputy Assistant Director, Older Americans Volunteer Programs, ACTION. She was cochairman and executive director of the Reagan for President Committee and the Reagan-Bush Committee, Oklahoma division, 1979 - 1980. She served as assistant to the executive director of the Oklahoma Political Action Committee in 1975 and in 1975 - 1979. She was finance director and general office manager of Concho Construction Co. in 1942 - 1960.

Mrs. Brake graduated from the University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1942). She has four children and resides in Arlington, Va. She was born May 14, 1920.


Nomination of William A. Nierenberg To Be a Member of the National Science Board

October 21, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate William A. Nierenberg to be a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation. He would succeed Joseph Mayo Pettit.

Dr. Nierenberg has been serving as director of Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego since 1965. He is also vice chancellor of marine science. He was an associate professor at the University of Paris in 1960 - 1962, and was with the University of California at Berkeley in 1950 - 1965. He was a member of the National Science Board in 1972 - 1978 and Chairman of the National Advisory Commission on Oceans and Atmosphere in 1971 - 1975. He served as consultant to the National Security Agency in 1958 - 1960.

Dr. Nierenberg graduated from City College of New York (B.S., 1939) and Columbia University (M.A., 1942; Ph. D., 1947). He is married, has two children, and resides in La Jolla, Calif. He was born February 13, 1919.