Nominations, July 9, 1981

Nomination of Charles A. Bowsher To Be Comptroller General of the United States

July 9, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles A. Bowsher to be Comptroller General of the United States.

Since 1971 Mr. Bowsher has been managing partner with the firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. of Washington, D.C., specializing in government financial and general management problems at the National, State, and local levels. He has been associated with the company since 1956.

In 1967-71 he was Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management). Mr. Bowsher's responsibilities included direct supervision of an annual budget of over $20 billion and an accounting and systems department of 4,500 people. In addition, he had the coordination responsibility for both the Senate and House Appropriations Committees, the Office of Management and Budget, and the General Accounting Office.

Mr. Bowsher served in the U.S. Army in 1953 - 55. He is a recipient of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award (1969 and 1971) and the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award (1971). He was graduated from the University of Illinois (B.S. 1953) and the University of Chicago (M.B.A., 1956).

Mr. Bowsher resides in Washington, D.C. He was born May 30, 1931, in Elkhart, Ind.

Nomination of Nancy H. Steorts To Be a Member of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Designation as Chairman

July 9, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Nancy H. Steorts to be a member and Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Since 1977 Mrs. Steorts has been a private consultant and consumer adviser. In 1973-77 she was Special Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture for Consumer Affairs. She served at the request of the Secretary of Agriculture as Chairman of the Department's Committee on Consumer Responsiveness, Vice Chairman of the Department's Committee on Food Safety and Quality, and Chairman of the USDA National Consumer Advisory Committee. Prior to these positions, she was U.S. Expositions Officer, Department of Commerce, in 1973. Mrs. Steorts was assistant national director of volunteers and national director of women's speakers bureau with the Committee for the Re-Election of the President in 1971-72. She served as a staff associate to the Committee for Executive Reorganization of the Government in 1971. She was a sales associate with Naomi B. Faison, Inc., Realtors, in 1967-68 and home economist with the Washington Gas Light Co. in 1961-64.

Mrs. Steorts graduated from Syracuse University (B.S., 1959). She has one daughter and resides in Bethesda, Md. Mrs. Steorts was born November 28, 1936, in Manlius, N.Y.