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Appointments & Nominations, May 14, 1983

Appointment of Lee Verstandig as Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs

May 24, 1983

The President has announced his intention to appoint Lee Verstandig as Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs. He will succeed Richard S. Williamson.

Dr. Verstandig has served as Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency since March 1983. Previously he was Acting Assistant Administrator of the EPA for Legislation. He was Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at the Department of Transportation in 1981 - 1983, where he directed the Department's activities in its relations with Congress, State and local governments, and special and public interest groups. The Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs also directs the Department's technology and planning assistance efforts.

He was administrative assistant and legislative director to Senator John H. Chafee in 1977 - 1981; associate dean of academic affairs and dean of political affairs for special studies at Brown University in 1970 - 1977; professor of history and political science at Roger Williams College in 1963 - 1970, and served as its department chairman in 1965 - 1967.

Dr. Verstandig earned degrees from Franklin and Marshall College, the University of Tennessee, and Brown University. He has authored numerous articles and books on government, political history, education, and public policy. He was born September 11, 1937, in Memphis, Tenn., and resides in Washington, D.C.

Nomination of Two Members of the United States International Trade Commission

May 24, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the United States International Trade Commission:

Seeley Lodwick, for the remainder of the term expiring December 16, 1991. He would succeed Eugene J. Frank. He was Under Secretary of Agriculture for International Affairs and Commodity Programs in 1981 - 1982. Previously he was Iowa administrator for Senator Roger Jepsen in 1979 - 1980. He served as a State senator in Iowa for 7 years. He is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, Va. He was born October 19, 1920, in Evanston, Ill.

Lyn M. Schlitt, for the remainder of the term expiring December 16, 1985. She would succeed William R. Alberger. She has been an associate attorney with the law firm of Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C., since 1974. She is a member of the International Antitrust Committee of the American Bar Association. She is married and resides in Arlington, Va. She was born August 1, 1948, in Akron, Ohio.