Nominations & Appointments, September 15, 1981
Nomination of James J. Carey To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission
September 15, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate James J. Carey to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner, Department of Commerce, for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 1985. He would succeed Peter N. Teige.
Since 1980 Mr. Carey has been business development manager with Telemedia, Inc. He was a management consultant to Telemedia in 1978-79. Mr. Carey is currently responsible for the development and implementation of major international training and technology transfer programs involving Navy/seagoing training projects. Previously Mr. Carey was president, Coordinated Graphics, in 1976-78; executive vice president, Total Graphic Communication, Inc., in 1974-76; and president of the Chicago Offset Corp. in 1972-74.
Mr. Carey served in the U.S. Navy in 1962-65 as an officer in the First and Seventh Fleets and held three commands. He graduated from Northwestern University. He has two children and resides in Lake Bluff, Ill. He was born April 9, 1939, in Berlin, Wis.
Nomination of Joseph Wentling Brown To Be a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States
September 15, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate Joseph Wentling Brown to be a member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, Department of Justice, for the term expiring September 30, 1983. He would succeed Francis Leon Jung.
Mr. Brown was an associate attorney with Laxalt, Bell, Berry, Allison and LeBarron in Las Vegas from 1969 to 1971, when Bell and LeBarron formed their own firm which Mr. Brown joined. In 1973 the firm of Bell and LeBarron merged and became known as Jones, Jones, Bell, Close and Brown, Ltd. Since 1979 he has been commissioner of the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Mr. Brown is a member of the Nevada, District of Columbia, and American Bar Associations.
Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1965) and Washington and Lee University (LL.B., 1968). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1963-69. Mr. Brown is married, has four children, and resides in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born July 31, 1941, in Norfolk, Va.
Nomination of the United States Representative and Alternate Representatives to the 25th Session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency
September 15, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be the Representative and Alternative Representatives of the United States of America to the Twenty-fifth Session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is scheduled to be held in Vienna, Austria, from September 21 through September 25, 1981:
W. Kenneth Davis is currently Deputy Secretary of Energy. Previously he was adjunct professor of engineering and applied science, University of California at Los Angeles, in 1980-81; vice president for development, Bechtel Group, Inc., in 1958-81; and chief development engineer, California Research and Development Co., in 1950-54. He was born July 26, 1918, in Seattle, Wash.
Richard T. Kennedy is currently United States Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador. He is also Under Secretary of State for Management. Previously he was Commissioner, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in 1975-80 and Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Council Planning in 1969-75. He was born December 24, 1919, in Rochester, N.Y.
Roger Kirk has been in the Foreign Service since 1949. He is currently Deputy Representative of the United States to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador. He was born November 2, 1930, in Newport, R.I.
Thomas M. Roberts is currently a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Previously he was president and chief executive officer of Southern Boiler and Tank Works, Inc., in Memphis, Tenn. He was born April 14, 1937, in Memphis, Tenn.
Appointment of Three Members of the President's Commission on Housing
September 15, 1981
The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Commission on Housing:
Myra Goldwater is a realtor in Palm Springs, Calif. Mrs. Goldwater has served as director of the National Association of Realtors since 1978. She was president of the Palm Springs Board of Realtors in 1973-74, and was director of the California Association of Realtors in 1973-78. She has been a member of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce for 10 years and has served as a member of the Chamber's board of directors for 3 years. Mrs. Goldwater is married, has one daughter, and resides in Palm Springs. She was born in St. Louis, Mo.
Jasper Stillwell Hawkins is an architect and partner in the firm of Hawkins, Lindsey, Wilson Associates of Phoenix, Ariz. He founded the firm in 1978. He was appointed by President Ford to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences in 1976. He was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe's Working Party on the Building Industry since 1978, and a member of the American Institute of Architects National Codes and Standards Committee since 1970. He is also a member of the California Council of the American Institute of Architects Task Force on Factory Built Housing. Mr. Hawkins graduated from the University of Southern California. He is married, has four children, and resides in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born November 10, 1932, in Orange, N.J.
George Peter Shafran is president and chief executive officer of the Realty Programming Corporation/Homes for Living Network. Mr. Shafran has been in the real estate profession since 1950. He founded Better Homes Realty, Inc., in 1951. The firm now has 23 offices in northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He received the ``Realtor of the Year'' award in 1965 and is president of the Northern Virginia Board of Realtors. Mr. Shafran attended Bucknell University, Brown University, American University, and George Washington University. He is married, has four children, and resides in Arlington, Va. He was born May 4, 1926, in Atlas, Pa.
Nomination of Sonia Landau To Be a Member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
September 15, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate Sonia Landau to be a member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the remainder of the term expiring March 26, 1986. She would succeed Melba Pattila Beals.
Ms. Landau served on the Presidential transition team on the National Endowment for the Arts in 1981. Previously she was executive director of the New York State Republican Finance Committee in 1980. In 1978-79 she was employed with J. Walter Thompson of London, England. Ms. Landau was director of corporate affairs, The Dreyfus Corp., New York, N.Y., in 1977-78. She was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Congress for the 18th Congressional District in New York in 1976. In 1973-75 Ms. Landau was a media specialist with Roger Ailes and Associates, Inc., of New York. She was director of radio and television at the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee in 1969-72.
Ms. Landau graduated from the University of Denver (B.A., 1958) and the University of California. She resides in New York, N.Y., and was born on July 14, 1937, in Wichita, Kans.
Nomination of R. Kenneth Towery To Be a Member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
September 15, 1981
The President today announced his intention to nominate R. Kenneth Towery to be a member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the remainder of the term expiring March 26, 1986. He would succeed Reuben W. Askanase.
Mr. Towery is president and founder of the Sentinel Corp., a business and political consulting firm in Austin, Tex. He is also managing partner with the firm of Towery, Schulle and Associates. Previously Mr. Towery was assistant to the chancellor, the University of Texas System, in 1976-79; Assistant Director, and Deputy Director, of the United States Information Agency in 1969-76; press secretary, and then administrative assistant, to Senator John Tower in 1963-69; Capitol correspondent with Newspapers, Inc., in 1956-63; and reporter and managing editor for Cuero Daily Record, a small daily newspaper in Cuero, Tex., in 1951-56. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for a series of stories exposing fraud and corruption in the Texas Veterans Land Program.
Mr. Towery attended Southwest Texas Junior College and Texas A&M University. He entered the U.S. Army as a volunteer during World War II and served in the Philippines where he was captured and imprisoned for 3 1/2 years. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit Citation with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and other decorations.
Mr. Towery is married, has two children, and resides in Austin, Tex. He was born January 25, 1923, in Smithville, Miss.