Nominations & Appointments, February 17, 1983

Nomination of Edwin J. Gray To Be a Member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board

February 17, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edwin J. Gray to be a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 1983, vice Andrew A. DiPrete, and also for a term of 4 years expiring June 30, 1987 (reappointment).

Mr. Gray is currently serving as senior vice president and director of public affairs for San Diego Federal Savings and Loan Association. He served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Policy Development from January 1981 until March 1982 and was Director of Policy Information from March until August 1982.

He was associate director of policy coordination for human services in the office of the President-elect in 1980 - 1981. He was campaign press secretary to Ronald Reagan for 4 months during the 1980 campaign, following which he was promoted to deputy chief of staff and director of policy communications for the Reagan-Bush committee. He served as the Governor's press secretary in Sacramento, Calif.; in 1972 - 1973, was associate press secretary in the Governor's office in 1968 - 1972, and assistant press secretary in 1967 - 1968. He is past president of the San Diego Taxpayers Association and of the San Diego Business and Professional Club. He has also served as a director and member of the executive committee of the California Taxpayers Association.

He is married, has two children, and resides in La Jolla, Calif. He was born August 22, 1935.

Appointment of Luis A. Anderson as a Member of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission

February 17, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Luis A. Anderson, a citizen of Panama, to be a member of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission. He will succeed Roberto Huertematte Espinosa.

Mr. Anderson is presently Vice Minister of Labor and Social Welfare in Panama. He has been secretary general of the National Federation of Democratic Workers and of the Panama Workers' Confederation. He was labor adviser to the Panamanian negotiating team for the Torrijos-Carter treaty.

He was born February 9, 1941, in Colon, Republic of Panama.