Appointment of Two United States Deputy Commissioners to the Commission for the Study of Alternatives to the Panama Canal

April 9, 1987

The President announced his intention to appoint the following to be Deputy Commissioners of the United States of America on the Commission for the Study of Alternatives to the Panama Canal. These are new positions.

Prieur J. Leary, Jr., of Louisiana. Mr. Leary is currently president of Dean Dredging Corp. in New Orleans and owner of Leary Capital International. Previously he was president and director of NICOR Marine, Inc., 1980 - 1984. Mr. Leary attended Tulane School of Business Administration, 1961 - 1964. He graduated from Tulane School of Law (LL.B., 1967) and New York University of Law (LL.M., 1968). Mr. Leary was born October 4, 1943, in New Orleans, LA. He is married and has three children. Mr. Leary resides in New Orleans, LA.

John C. Young, of Maryland. Mr. Young is currently president, Computer Systems Group, ERCI International, Inc. Previously he was president, International Energy Associates, Ltd., 1976 - 1985. Mr. Young graduated from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1952). He served in the United States Navy, 1952 - 1961. Mr. Young was born June 23, 1929, in Hampton, IA. He is married and has four children. Mr. Young resides in Potomac, MD.