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Appointments & Nominations, May 13, 1983

Appointment of Jimmy D. Ross as the Department of the Army Member of the Committee for Purchase From the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped

May 13, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Brig. Gen. Jimmy D. Ross, United States Army, to be the Department of the Army member of the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped. He will succeed Brig. Gen. Francis J. Toner.

He is currently serving as Director of Transportation, Energy and Troop Support, in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Department of the Army. Previously he was Commander, 2d Support Command (Corps), United States Army Europe, in 1980 - 1982; Commander, 4th Transportation Brigade, United States Army Europe, in 1978 - 1980; Commander, Military Ocean Terminal, Bay Area, Oakland, Calif., in 1976 - 1978; and Comptroller, Military Traffic Management Command, Western Area, Oakland, Calif., in 1975 - 1976.

General Ross graduated from Henderson State University (B.S.E., 1958) and Central Michigan University (M.A., 1975). He is married, has three children, and resides in Burke, Va. He was born May 23, 1936, in Hosston, La.

Nomination of Delbert L. Spurlock, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Army

May 13, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Delbert L. Spurlock, Jr., to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). He would succeed Harry N. Walters.

Since 1980 Mr. Spurlock has been serving as General Counsel at the Department of the Army. Previously he was an attorney with the firm of Spurlock & Thatch, Sacramento, Calif., in 1977 - 1980; chief, conflicts and interest division, California Fair Political Practices Commission, in 1975 - 1977; and acting professor of law at the University of California at Davis in 1972 - 1975.

Mr. Spurlock graduated from Oberlin College (B.A., 1963), Howard University (LL.B., 1967), and George Washington University (LL.M., 1972). He is married, has two children, and resides in Reston, Va. He was born April 3, 1941.