Nominations & Appointments, April 22, 1985

Nomination of Douglas A. Riggs To Be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce

April 22, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Douglas A. Riggs to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce. He would succeed Irving P. Margulies.

Since 1983 Mr. Riggs has been serving at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison. Previously he was a practicing lawyer in Anchorage, AK, and a partner in the Seattle, WA, law firm of Bogle & Gates. In 1980 he opened the Anchorage office of Bogle & Gates. He served as special counsel and administrative assistant to the Governor of Alaska.

He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University (1966), a master's degree in labor relations from West Virginia University (1967), and a law degree from Cornell University (1973). He was born August 20, 1944, in Rigby, ID, and now resides in Washington, DC.

Nomination of Gary L. Bauer To Be Under Secretary of Education

April 22, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Gary L. Bauer to be Under Secretary of Education. He would succeed Gary L. Jones.

Since 1982 Mr. Bauer has been Deputy Under Secretary of Education for Planning, Budget, and Evaluation. Previously, he was in the White House Office of Policy Development as Deputy Assistant Director for Legal Policy and Policy Adviser (1982) and Policy Analyst (1981 - 1982). He served on the staff of the Reagan-Bush campaign and the Office of the President-elect in 1980 - 1981. Prior to that time, he was director (1976 - 1980) and deputy director (1973 - 1976) of government relations for the Direct Mail/Marketing Association.

He graduated from Georgetown College (B.A., 1968) and Georgetown Law School (J.D., 1973). He is married, has two children, and resides in Falls Church, VA. He was born May 4, 1946, in Covington, KY.

Appointment of James F. Kuhn as Special Assistant to the President

April 22, 1985

The President today announced the appointment of James F. Kuhn to be Special Assistant to the President. Mr. Kuhn will serve as the President's personal aide.

Since 1981 Mr. Kuhn has been serving as a staff assistant in the Presidential Advance Office. In that capacity, he coordinated the development and execution of Presidential events at and away from the White House.

Prior to joining the White House staff, Mr. Kuhn served on the staff of President-elect Reagan, establishing the transition office in Los Angeles and coordinating the President-elect's schedule from Election Day 1980 to Inauguration Day 1981. During the 1980 Presidential campaign, he served as an advance representative of candidate Reagan. Before joining the campaign, Mr. Kuhn served as assistant to the vice president and group manager at IPS Industries, an industrial manufacturers representative firm, in Canton, OH.

Mr. Kuhn graduated from Kent State University (B.A., 1974). He is married to the former Carole McGlone. They have one daughter, Caitlin Marie, and reside in Alexandria, VA. Mr. Kuhn was born February 26, 1952, in Tiffin, OH.