Designation, Nominations & Appointments, July 13, 1981
Designation of Michael K. Deaver as Presidential Liaison for the 1984 Olympic Games
July 13, 1981
The President today announced that Michael K. Deaver, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of the White House staff, will serve as the Presidential Liaison to the 1984 Olympic Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the International Olympic Committee.
Mr. Deaver will be the principal point of contact in the executive branch for all matters relating to the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Calif., and to the U.S. and International Olympic Committees. He will work directly with Peter V. Ueberroth, president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, and with F. Don Miller, executive director of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The President looks forward to the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and has asked Mr. Deaver to provide all appropriate assistance and guidance. Mr. Deaver will report directly to the President.
Nomination of Bruce Chapman To Be Director of the Census
July 13, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate Bruce Chapman to be Director of the Census, Department of Commerce, vice Vincent P. Barabba, resigned.
Since January 1981, Mr. Chapman has been a consultant to the Cascade Institute for Public Policy. In 1975-81 he was secretary of state, State of Washington. Prior to 1975, he was a member of the Seattle City Council in 1971-75; a public affairs consultant in 1966-71; an editorial writer for the New York Herald Tribune in 1965-66; and publisher of Advance magazine (Cambridge, Mass.) in 1960-64. Mr. Chapman has served on various boards and commissions, including the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Washington Trust on Historic Preservation, and the World Affairs Council in Seattle.
Mr. Chapman graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1962). He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1965 - 69.
Mr. Chapman is married, has one child, and resides in Seattle, Wash. He was born December 1, 1940, in Chicago, Ill.
Nomination of Luis Victor Hurtado To Be Assayer of the United States Mint at Denver, Colorado
July 13, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate Luis Victor Hurtado to be Assayer of the Mint of the United States at Denver, Department of the Treasury, vice Michael E. Witt.
Mr. Hurtado is currently serving as Special Assistant to the Treasurer of the United States. In this position he has participated in the formulation of Mint policies, plans, and programs. During the 1980 general election, Mr. Hurtado was assistant treasurer to the Reagan-Bush committee. He was deputy director, matching funds, to the Reagan for President Committee during the primary campaign in 1979-80. In 1978-79 he was a realtor associate with Corliss & Associates Realtors of Los Angeles, Calif. Previously he was associated with the University of California at Los Angeles.
Mr. Hurtado graduated from the University of California (B.S., 1977). He resides in Washington, D.C., and was born April 1, 1954, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Nomination of Everett George Rank, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation
July 13, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate Everett George Rank, Jr., to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of Agriculture, vice Howard W. Hjort, resigned.
Mr. Rank has been a lifelong farmer in Fresno, Calif. He is currently serving as Administrator, Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS), Department of Agriculture. Mr. Rank has been a leader in agribusiness in Fresno County, Calif., for many years. He was director, Huron Cotton Ginning Co.; Director, Western Region, ASCS; director, Ranchers Cotton Oil Co.; and director, Fresno County Farm Bureau.
Mr. Rank served in the U.S. Navy in 1943-45. He is married, has three children, and was born December 1, 1921, in Fresno, Calif.
Nomination of Elizabeth Jones To Be Engraver of the United States Mint at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 13, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate Elizabeth Jones to be Engraver of the Mint of the United States at Philadelphia, Pa., Department of the Treasury, vice Frank Gasparro, resigned.
Miss Jones is a freelance medalist and artist. She has participated in various one-man and group shows, including five Tiffany & Co. exhibitions, H. Stern Jewellers exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1967, and other exhibitions in Washington, D.C., New York City, Rome, Paris, Prague, Athens, Madrid, and Helsinki. She has been commissioned to design many medals for various groups and individuals, including medals commissioned by the Franklin Mint. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Sculptor of the Year Gold Medal from the American Numismatic Association (1972) and the Louis Bennett Award from the National Sculpture Society (1978).
Miss Jones graduated from Vassar College (B.A., 1957). She resides in Chatham, N.J., and was born May 31, 1935, in Montclair, N.J.
Appointment of Five Members of the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association
July 13, 1981
The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association for terms ending on the date of the annual meeting of the stockholders in 1982.
Merrill Butler is currently president of Butler Housing Corp. (Irvine, Calif.) and Bullard Homes Corp. (Fresno, Calif.). He began his home building career in 1956 when he founded the Butler-Harbour Construction Co. in Anaheim, Calif. Mr. Butler is president of the National Association of Home Builders and is a member of the advisory committee of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. He is a past president of the Building Industry Association of Southern California. He was named Southern California Builder of the Year by that association in 1978. Mr. Butler graduated from the University of Southern California (1948) and served during World War II as a combat officer and earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, and Army Commendation Ribbon. Mr. Butler is married, has three children, and resides in Corona Del Mar, Calif. He was born February 18, 1925, in Los Angeles, Calif.
James B. Coles has been engaged as a general contractor and owner and chairman of the board of James B. Coles, Inc., and the Coles Development Co., Inc. (San Diego, Calif.), since 1972. He is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and serves on the executive board and board of directors of San Diego State University. Mr. Coles was Reagan for President finance chairman for San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside Counties in 1979-80. He graduated from San Diego State University (B.A., 1967) and served in the U.S. Army in 1960-63. Mr. Coles is married, has two daughters, and resides in Del Mar, Calif. He was born September 29, 1941, in Camden, N.J.
Bert A. Getz has been president and director of the Globe Corp., a family-owned holding company (Scottsdale, Ariz.) since 1959. He has also served as director of the Arizona Bank since 1970, and the First National Bank of Winnetka (Winnetka, Ill.) since 1968. Mr. Getz graduated from the University of Michigan (B.B.A., 1959). He is married, has three children, and resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born May 7, 1937, in Chicago, Ill.
Dianne E. Ingels is currently an independent real estate broker, investor, and consultant in Colorado Springs, Colo. In 1965-68 she was a licensed realtor with Weidman and Co. and was a principal of Villa de Mesa. Miss Ingels was a partner with Smartt-Ingels & Associates, Realtors, in 1968-75. She was appointed to the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Commission in 1972 and was elected chairman of the Commission in 1974. In 1976-77 Miss Ingels was president and broker, Ingels Co. She then created Dianne Ingels and Associates. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Colorado Association of Realtors. She served on the board of directors of Columbia Savings and Loan Association. Miss Ingels graduated from the University of Colorado (B.S., 1963) and New York University (M.S., 1964). She resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., and was born August 8, 1941, in Denver, Colo.
James E. Lyon is currently chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the River Oaks Bank & Trust Co., the River Oaks Financial Corp., and Ruska Instruments Corp. He also is a member of the World Business Council, American Institute of Banking, Houston Bankers Association, National Board of Realtors, Texas Real Estate Association, Houston Board of Realtors, and the Houston Home Builders Association. Mr. Lyon has been actively involved in the Republican Party in Texas. He was Texas finance chairman for Citizens for Reagan in 1976 and was involved in fundraising activities during the 1980 Reagan-Bush campaign. Mr. Lyon attended Rice University in Houston and the University of Houston. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945-47. Mr. Lyon has three children and resides in Houston, Tex. He was born August 25, 1927, in Houston.