Nominations, August 26, 1981

Nomination of John S. Herrington To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy

August 26, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate John S. Herrington to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). He would succeed Joseph A. Doyle.

In 1965-67 Mr. Herrington served as a deputy district attorney in the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, Ventura, Calif. In 1967 he opened his own law office in Walnut Creek, specializing in real estate, corporate law, taxation, and contracts. In 1967 he became partner and general manager of Herrington, Herrington and Herrington. The following year he founded the Quail Hill Ranch Co.

Mr. Herrington served as first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He is presently attached to the Marine Corps Retired Reserves. He graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1961) and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (LL.B., J.D., 1964).

Mr. Herrington has recently served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel. He is married, has two children, and resides in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was born May 31, 1939, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Nomination of Cameron M. Batjer To Be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission, and Designation as Chairman

August 26, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Cameron M. Batjer to be a Commissioner on the United States Parole Commission, Department of Justice, for a term of 6 years. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Mr. Batjer Chairman.

Mr. Batjer is currently a justice on the Nevada Supreme Court, where he has been serving since 1967. He was chief justice on the Court in 1977-78. Previously he was in the private practice of law in Carson City, Nev., in 1959-67 and served as district attorney and city attorney in Carson City in 1954-59. He was legal assistant to the late Senator George W. Malone in 1952-53.

Mr. Batjer graduated from the University of Nevada at Reno (B.A., 1941) and the University of Utah (J.D., 1950). He is married, has three children, and resides in Carson City, Nev. He was born August 24, 1919, in Smith, Nev.

Nomination of M. Virginia Schafer To Be United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

August 26, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate M. Virginia Schafer, of Washington, as Ambassador to Papua, New Guinea and to serve concurrently as Ambassador to the Solomon Islands. She would succeed Harvey J. Feldman.

Miss Schafer was with the General Electric Co. of Richland, Wash., in 1952-54. She entered the Foreign Service in 1954 as a clerk-typist in the Office of Security. She was clerk in Manila (1955-57), finance officer in Moscow (1957-60), in Vienna (1960-62), budget officer in Bucharest (1962-63), and finance officer in Conakry (1963-65). In 1966-67 she was budget officer in the Department and training officer at the Foreign Service Institute in 1967-69. She was administrative officer in Sydney in 1969-73 and budget officer in Beijing in 1973-74. In the Department she was program officer in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (1974-75) and deputy executive officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1975-77). She attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces from 1977 to 1978. In 1978-79 she was special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Administration and since 1979 has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Operations.

Miss Schafer graduated from Washington State University (B.A., 1952) and also attended the University of Virginia, Iowa State University, and Georgetown University. She resides in Washington, D.C., and was born March 26, 1931, in Iowa City, Iowa.