Nominations & Appointments, March 23, 1983

Nomination of Constance Horner To Be an Associate Director of ACTION

March 23, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Constance Horner to be Associate Director (Domestic and Anti-Poverty Operations) of the ACTION agency. She would succeed Lawrence F. Davenport.

Since October 1982, Mrs. Horner has been Acting Associate Director of the ACTION agency. Previously she was Director of VISTA in 1982; Deputy Assistant Director for Policy and Planning, ACTION, in 1981 - 1982; and staff director for the committee on family and community services during the 1981 White House Conference on Aging. She was a freelance writer for various publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the American Spectator in 1977 - 1979.

Mrs. Horner has been serving as Chairman of the Education and Prevention Task Force of the White House Working Group on Drug Abuse since 1982.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1964) and the University of Chicago (M.A., 1967). She is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, D.C. She was born February 24, 1942, in Summit, N.J.

Note: Mrs. Horner's nomination, which was submitted to the Senate on March 24, was withdrawn by the President on April 13.

Appointment of James W. Winchester as a United States Commissioner of the International Pacific Halibut Commission

March 23, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint James W. Winchester to be a United States Commissioner to the International Pacific Halibut Commission for a term of 2 years. This is a new position.

Mr. Winchester is Associate Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. Previously he was a consultant and owner of Business & Engineering Consultants, Inc.; Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Data Buoy Office, St. Louis, Mo., in 1972 - 1977; vice president and general manager of Oceanographic Services, Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1966 - 1972; head of field projects for the Office of Naval Reseach in 1956 - 1966; and research associate, Johns Hopkins University, in 1955 - 1956.

He graduated from Furman University (B.S.), Johns Hopkins University (M.A.), and the American University (M.A.). He is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, Va. He was born November 7, 1916, in Central, S.C.