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Nominations & Appointments, May 13, 1985

Nomination of Russell F. Miller To Be Deputy Inspector General of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation

May 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Russell F. Miller to be Deputy Inspector General of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation for a term of 7 years. He would succeed Robert Gambino.

Mr. Miller is currently Director of Investigations, U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation. Previously, he was a consultant on the staff of the assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Inspections and Internal Audit at the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation (1981 - 1982) and was engaged in residential real estate sales work in 1979 - 1980. He retired in 1979 as a senior officer after 29 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served as chief of field units abroad, responsible to the U.S. Ambassador and to CIA headquarters in Washington.

Mr. Miller graduated from the University of Iowa (B.A., 1943) and Drake University College of Law (LL.B., 1950). He attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (1946). He is married, has four children, and resides in Potomac, MD. He was born October 25, 1921, in Panora, IA.

Appointment of A. Freeman Holmer as a Member of the National Council on Public Works

May 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint A. Freeman Holmer to be a member of the National Council on Public Works. This is a new position.

Mr. Holmer is currently coordinator for government affairs for the Eugene, Oregon, Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he was with the State of Oregon as director of finance and administration and vice chancellor for administration, higher education; with the State of Wisconsin as director of environmental protection; and with the Council of State Governments as associate director in Washington, DC.

Mr. Holmer graduated from Concordia College (B.A., 1938) and the University of Oregon (M.A., 1946). He is married, has two children, and resides in Eugene, OR. He was born November 3, 1917, in St. Paul, MN.

Appointment of Theodore C. Barreaux as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

May 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Theodore C. Barreaux to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution, for a term expiring October 23, 1990. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Barreaux is currently vice president, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Previously, he was Director of Congressional Relations, Office of the Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (1972 - 1976); senior consultant, Development Alternatives, Inc. (1971 - 1972); vice chairman and senior adviser, Planning and Review Commission, Office of the Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, Executive Office of the President (1970 - 1971); and special assistant to the Federal Cochairman of the Four Corners Regional Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce (1969 - 1970).

Mr. Barreaux attended the University of the City of New York. He resides in Washington, DC, and was born September 12, 1943, in New York City.

Nomination of Edward Joseph Perkins To Be United States Ambassador to Liberia

May 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward Joseph Perkins, of Oregon, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia. He would succeed William Lacy Swing.

Mr. Perkins began his government career in 1958 as Chief of Personnel, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, in Taipei, Taiwan. In 1962 he became Deputy Chief of Personnel and Administration, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, in Okinawa and in 1964 was made Chief of Personnel and Administration, where he served until 1966. In 1966 - 1967 he was assistant general services officer in the Far East Bureau of the Agency for International Development. In 1967 he went to Bangkok as assistant general services officer at the United States Operations Mission to Thailand. In 1969 he served as management analyst and in 1970 assistant director for management at the mission, where he served until 1972. In 1972 he returned to the Department of State in Washington to become staff assistant in the Office of the Director General of the Foreign Service. From 1972 to 1974, Mr. Perkins was personnel officer in the Director General's office. In 1974 - 1975 he served as administrative officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs and from there became a management analysis officer in the Office of Management Operations. From 1978 to 1981, Mr. Perkins was counselor for political affairs at our Embassy in Accra, Ghana. In 1981 - 1983 he was deputy chief of mission in Monrovia, Liberia. In 1983 he studied French at the Foreign Service Institute. From 1983 to the present, he has been Director, Office of West African Affairs, in the Bureau of African Affairs.

Mr. Perkins studied at the University of California and Lewis and Clark College. He graduated from the University of Maryland (B.A., 1967) and the University of Southern California (M.P.A., 1972; D.P.A., 1978). His foreign languages are Thai, French, and Japanese. He was born June 8, 1928, in Sterlington, LA. He is married to the former Lucy Liu, and they have two daughters.

Appointment of Three Members of the National Commission for Employment Policy

May 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Commission for Employment Policy for terms expiring March 20, 1988. These are reappointments.

Walton E. Burdick is currently vice president of personnel for the IBM Corp. He graduated from Cornell University (B.S., 1955). He is married, has five children, and resides in Mount Kisco, NY. He was born May 16, 1932, in Scranton, PA.

Max L. Rowe is currently an attorney with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois (A.B., 1943; J.D., 1946) and the University of Chicago (M.B.A., 1952). He is married, has four children, and resides in Wilmette, IL. He was born August 14, 1921, in Dallas City, IL.

Paula V. Smith is currently Missouri director of labor and industrial relations in Jefferson City, MO. She graduated from Washington University (B.S., 1972) and St. Louis University (M.B.A., 1977). She is married, has three children, and resides in St. Louis, MO.