Nomination of Donald L. Totten To Be a United States Commissioner of the International Joint Commission-United States and Canada

July 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald L. Totten to be a Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission -- United States and Canada.

Since 1980 Mr. Totten has served in the Illinois State Senate after serving 8 years in the Illinois State House of Representatives. He served on the Appropriations, Higher Education, and Elections Committees.

Before his legislative career, Mr. Totten was assistant to the director of the Department of Transportation for the State of Illinois. He spent 15 years in the engineering and business fields.

In addition to his business and legislative experience, he was elected Republican committeeman of Schaumburg Township in 1966 and reelected in 1970, 1974, and 1978. In 1976 he was State chairman of Illinois Citizens for Reagan and a member of the steering committee of the Illinois President Ford Committee. He served as regional political director for the Reagan for President Committee and State chairman for the Reagan for President Committee in Illinois in 1980.

Mr. Totten graduated from the University of Notre Dame (1955). He is married, has three children, and resides in Hoffman Estates, Ill. He was born February 19, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y.