Nominations, December 6, 1982

Nomination of W. Paul Thayer To Be Deputy Secretary of Defense

December 6, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate W. Paul Thayer to be Deputy Secretary of Defense. He would succeed Frank C. Carlucci, resigned.

Mr. Thayer has been chairman of the board and chief executive officer of LTV Corp. since 1970. He also serves as chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. He is on the board of the Business Roundtable and is a senior member of the Conference Board.

After serving in the United States Naval Air Corps in World War II in the Pacific Theater, Mr. Thayer became a TWA pilot briefly and then a commercial test-pilot for then Chance-Vought Aircraft and Northrop. In 1955 he joined the corporate structure of Chance-Vought by becoming vice president for sales and service and a member of the board of directors. Mr. Thayer was promoted to president of the reorganized corporation (now called Ling-Tempco-Vought Aerospace) in 1965, later becoming chairman of the board.

Mr. Thayer attended the University of Kansas, majoring in petroleum engineering. He is married to the former Margery Schwartz, and they have one daughter, Brynn. They reside in Dallas, Tex.

Mr. Thayer was born November 23, 1919, in Henryetta, Okla.

Nomination of Diane Kay Morales To Be a Member of the Civil Aeronautics Board

December 6, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Diane Kay Morales to be a member of the Civil Aeronautics Board for the term of 6 years expiring December 31, 1988. She would succeed George A. Dalley.

Ms. Morales has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Territorial and International Affairs, and Special Assistant to the Secretary, at the Department of the Interior since 1981. She was also appointed by the President to serve as a Commissioner of the Native Hawaiian Study Commission from September 1981 until June 1983. Prior to her position at the Department of the Interior, she was senior associate and department manager for 3D/International in Houston, Tex., in 1980 - 1981; department manager for Neiman-Marcus in Dallas, Tex., in 1978 - 1980; and assistant buyer for Neiman-Marcus in 1977 - 1978.

She graduated from the University of Texas (B.A., 1968). She was born July 11, 1946, in Houston, Tex. She now resides in Arlington, Va.