Appointment of Mary Rose Hughes as United States Representative on the Joint Commission on the Environment

December 16, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint Mary Rose Hughes to be a Representative of the United States of America on the Joint Commission on the Environment, established by the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977. She would succeed Robert O. Blake.

Ms. Hughes is currently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, Health and Natural Resources at the Department of State. She was an associate with the firm of Perkins, Coie, Stone, Olsen & Williams in Seattle, Wash., in 1979 - 1982. Previously she was senior associate with Abington Corp. in Washington, D.C., in 1978 - 1979; and manager, direct sales and marketing, Boeing Aerospace Corp. in 1977 - 1978.

She graduated from Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America (J.D., 1979). She was born November 2, 1950.