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Nominations & Appointments, August 6, 1981

Nomination of Edward A. Curran To Be Director of the National Institute of Education

August 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward A. Curran to be Director of the National Institute of Education, Department of Education. He will succeed Michael Timpane.

Since February 1981 Mr. Curran has been an Associate Director in the Office of Presidential Personnel. He served on the Department of Education transition team. During the 1980 Presidential campaign, Mr. Curran was director of Professionals for Reagan-Bush. He was headmaster, National Cathedral School, Washington, D.C., in 1968-80; teacher, assistant dean of middle school, dean of student affairs, college guidance officer, and assistant director of admissions, St. John's School, Houston, Tex., in 1957-68.

Mr. Curran graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1955) and Duke University (M.A.T., 1968). He is married, has two children, and resides in Rock Hall, Md. He was born August 22, 1933, in North Adams, Mass.

Appointment of 25 Members of the President's Export Council, and Designation of Chairman

August 6, 1981

The President today announced the selection of the following individuals to serve as members of the President's Export Council. In addition, the President announced the selection of J. Paul Lyet as Chairman.

  • J. Paul Lyet, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Sperry Corp.
  • Donald R. Beall, president and chief operating officer, Rockwell International Corp.
  • Robert A. Beck, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Prudential Insurance Co. of America
  • Richard M. Bressler, president and chief executive officer, Burlington Northern, Inc.
  • George B. Busbee, Governor, State of Georgia
  • Jesse M. Calhoon, president, National Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, AFL - CIO
  • Robert Dickey III, chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer, Dravo Corp.
  • James A. D. Geier, chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer, Cincinnati Milacron, Inc.
  • Douglas F. Glant, president and chief executive officer, Pacific Iron & Metal Co.
  • Allan Grant, immediate past president, American Farm Bureau Federation
  • James R. Greene, president, American Express International Banking Corp.
  • John V. James, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Dresser Industries, Inc.
  • K. Gordon Lawless, senior vice president, Phifer International Sales, Inc.
  • Donald E. Lukens, State senator, State of Ohio
  • Wales H. Madden, Jr., attorney, Amarillo, Tex.
  • Dudly C. Mecum II, managing partner, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell of New York, N.Y.
  • Irene W. Meister, vice president, International American Paper Institute
  • Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Philip Saxon, attorney, Wilmington, Del.
  • Henry B. Schacht, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Cummins Engine Co., Inc.
  • David C. Scott, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Allis Chalmers Corp.
  • Howard G. Sloane, president, the New York Colosseum Exhibition Corp.
  • Charles Thone, Governor, State of Nebraska
  • Robert C. Warren, chairman of the board and chief exeuctive officer, Cascade Corp.
  • Henry Zenzie, senior vice president, Prescott, Ball & Turben of New York

Nomination of John E. Dolibois To Be United States Ambassador to Luxembourg

August 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate John E. Dolibois, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Luxembourg. He will succeed James G. Lowenstein, who is resigning.

Mr. Dolibois served in the United States Army as captain from 1942 to 1946. He was with Procter and Gamble of Cincinnati, Ohio, as industrial engineer in 1942 and from 1946 to 1947. Since 1947 he has been vice president (development and alumni affairs) at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He served as a member of the Board of Foreign Scholarships in 1969-1977.

Mr. Dolibois graduated from Miami University (A.B., 1942). He is married, has three children, and resides in Oxford, Ohio. He was born December 4, 1918, in Luxembourg.