Appointments & Nominations, November 5, 1981

Appointment of James W. Cicconi as Special Assistant to the President

November 5, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of James W. Cicconi to be Special Assistant to the President. Mr. Cicconi will also serve as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, James A. Baker III, and will assist Mr. Baker generally in management and policy execution.

Since July 1980 Mr. Cicconi has served as general counsel to the secretary of state of Texas. He had previously served on the staff of Governor William Clements of Texas as administrative assistant. Prior to joining the Governor's office, Mr. Cicconi served as issues coordinator for James A. Baker III in his 1978 campaign for attorney general of Texas.

Mr. Cicconi graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a law degree from the University of Texas Law School.

He is married to the former Patricia Burgess, has one child, and resides in Austin, Tex. He was born in Elmira, N.Y., and is 29 years old.

Appointment of James E. Jenkins as Deputy Counsellor to the President

November 5, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of James E. Jenkins to be Deputy Counsellor to the President, serving under Counsellor to the President Edwin Meese III.

Since 1975 Mr. Jenkins has been executive vice president and cofounder of Mark Briggs and Associates, Inc., a local government and economic development consulting firm headquartered in Sacramento, Calif. He was secretary of health and welfare, State of California, in 1974-75. He served concurrently as a member of the Governor's cabinet and was responsible for supervisory authority over the Department of Health, Department of Benefit Payments (Welfare), Department of Corrections, Youth Authority, Rehabilitation, Employment Development, and Office of Aging. In 1971-74 he was assistant to the Governor and director of public affairs, State of California, with responsibility for all State-Federal relations. He was deputy director of finance, State of California, in 1969-71.

Previously, in 1966-69, Mr. Jenkins was Washington representative for the city of San Diego, Calif. He served in the United States Navy as Director of Public Affairs, 11th Naval District, in 1964-66. In 1959-64 he was Public Affairs Assistant to four Secretaries of the Navy.

Mr. Jenkins attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Class of 1944); Armed Forces Information School (1946-47); and Naval War College (1957-58). He is married, has three sons, and resides in Carmichael, Calif. He is 57.

Nomination of Glenn L. Archer, Jr., To Be an Assistant Attorney General

November 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Glenn L. Archer, Jr., to be an Assistant Attorney General (Tax Division), Department of Justice. He would succeed M. Carr Ferguson.

Since 1956 Mr. Archer has been a member of the law firm of Hamel, Park, McCabe and Saunders of Washington, D.C. As senior tax partner in the firm, he has participated in many contested and litigated tax cases at every level, as well as consultation, tax planning, and administrative and legislative matters for a variety of clients.

Mr. Archer graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1951) and George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1954). He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Tax Court, and U.S. Court of Claims.

He is married, has four children, and resides in Falls Church, Va. He was born March 21, 1929, in Densmore, Kans.

Nomination of Peter McCoy To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce

November 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Peter McCoy to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism (new position).

Since January 1981 Mr. McCoy has served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Staff Director for the First Lady. During the 1980 Presidential campaign, he served as Mrs. Reagan's staff director, accompanying her on all campaign trips and supervising the operation of her staff. Previously, since 1972, Mr. McCoy was president of Sotheby Parke Bernet of Los Angeles, Calif. A former management consultant, he also spent 8 years with the William Morris Theatrical Agency.

Mr. McCoy served as president of the Southern California Auctioneers' Association and has lectured on art at auctions around the country, including participating as a faculty member in the Practicing Law Institute series ``Workshops on the Arts.''

He is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles. He is 39.

Nomination of Five Members of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, and Designation of Chairman

November 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Elinor M. Hashim Chairman.

Elinor M. Hashim is assistant manager, corporate library, Perkin-Elmer Corp., of Norwalk, Conn. Since 1976 she has served as chairman of the Connecticut State Library Board after being appointed in 1974. Miss Hashim has been a member of the American Library Association since 1975. She graduated from the University of Vermont (B.A., 1955) and Southern Connecticut State College (M.S., 1970). She resides in Bridgeport, Conn., and was born December 13, 1933, in Pittsfield, Mass.

John E. Juergensmeyer is a lawyer with the firm of Smith & Leahy of Elgin, Ill. He is currently serving as special assistant attorney general, State of Illinois, and was previously assistant State's attorney and public defender for Kane County. Dr. Juergensmeyer also is professor of constitutional law and political science at Judson College in Elgin, Ill. He is the author of many publications on law and government. He graduated from the University of Illinois (B.A., 1955; J.D., LL.B., 1963) and Princeton University (M.A., 1957; Ph.D., 1960). He is married, has two children, and resides in Elgin. He was born May 14, 1934, in Stewardson, Ill.

Byron Leeds is a member of the board of directors and executive officer of Publishers Prototype, a computer composition company he founded in 1963. Publishers Prototype has specialized in worldwide satellite communications for the publishing industry. He attended Tulane University (1950-52) and graduated from New York University (B.A., 1954) and New York University Graduate School (1955-56). He is married and resides in Secaucus, N.J. He was born September 6, 1932, in New Jersey.

Jerald Conway Newman is executive vice president of Bank Leumi Trust Co. of New York. He joined the bank in 1973. Previously he was vice president of National Bank of North America. In 1972 he was appointed as consultant to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare on matters of higher education and civil rights. He is currently an adjunct professor of business administration at the Graduate School of Business, Long Island University. He graduated from New York University (B.S., 1953; M.B.A., 1954). Mr. Newman is married, has three children, and resides in North Woodmere, N.Y. He was born January 10, 1932, in New York, N.Y.

Julia Wu is head librarian at Virgil Junior High School in Los Angeles, Calif. She is also a member of the Task Force on Minority Library Needs, National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS). She has served on the NCLIS in 1973-78. In 1980-81 Mrs. Wu was coordinator, Indochinese Refugee Children's Assistance Program, Los Angeles City School District. She graduated from Taiwan National Normal University (B.A., 1958); Immaculate Heart College (M.A., 1962); and California State University (M.A., 1976). She is married, has three children, and resides in Los Angeles. She was born July 2, 1936, in Nanking, China.