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Nominations & Appointments, December 14, 1981

Nomination of Kenneth E. Moffett To Be Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

December 14, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth E. Moffett to be Federal Mediation and Conciliation Director. He would succeed Wayne Horvitz.

Mr. Moffett has been Acting Director since January 1, 1981. He was appointed Deputy Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in 1977. Previously he served as the Director of Mediation Services for 5 years. In 1969 Mr. Moffett was special assistant to former Director J. Curtis Counts. During this time, he was also named Executive Secretary of the Atomic Energy Labor-Management Relations Panel. Commissioned a mediator with FMCS in 1961, Mr. Moffett served in Washington, D.C., and in Cleveland, Ohio, for 5 years. In 1957-61 he was an international representative for District 50, United Mine Workers of America.

He graduated from the University of Maryland (1958). He resides in Adelphi, Md., with his three children. He was born September 11, 1931, in Lykens, Pa.

Nomination of Herbert E. Ellingwood To Be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board

December 14, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Herbert E. Ellingwood to be a member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for the remainder of the term expiring March 1, 1986. The President also intends to nominate Mr. Ellingwood to serve as Chairman.

Mr. Ellingwood is currently Deputy Counsel to the President. He was a partner with the firm of Caldwell and Toms of Sacramento, Calif. He was deputy assistant attorney for Alameda County, Calif., in 1960-66 and legislative advocate for law and legislative committees, District Attorneys' and Peace Officers' Associations, in 1966-69. Mr. Ellingwood was the legal affairs secretary to then Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1969-74 and served as special assistant to the attorney general, State of California, in 1975-79. He served in the United States Army in 1953-56.

He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1953) and Stanford University Law School (LL.B., 1960). Mr. Ellingwood is married, has two children, and resides in Sacramento, Calif. He was born on March 5, 1931, in Ordway, Colo.

Appointment of M. B. Oglesby, Jr., To Be Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs

December 14, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint M. B. Oglesby, Jr., to be Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. He would succeed Kenneth M. Duberstein.

Mr. Oglesby is currently serving as Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs. In his new position, he will serve as the President's chief deputy liaison with the United States House of Representatives.

Previously he had served as minority staff associate for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, dealing principally with railroad, environmental, and commerce-related legislation. Mr. Oglesby also served as deputy and acting director of the State of Illinois Washington office and as executive assistant to Congressman Edward Madigan (R-Ill.). Prior to coming to Washington, he served in Illinois State government as an assistant to Gov. Richard B. Oglivie and as executive assistant to the speaker of the house. Mr. Oglesby also spent 3\1/2\ years in management positions with Illinois Bell Telephone Co.

He attended the University of Illinois at Champaign. He is married, resides in Bethesda, Md., and was born October 1, 1942, in Flora, Ill.