Nominations, April 15, 1981

Nomination of Robert Melvin Worthington To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education

April 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Melvin Worthington to be Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, Department of Education.

Since 1979 Mr. Worthington has served as associate commissioner of higher education, Utah State Board of Regents. In 1974 - 79 he was chairman and senior research associate, Career Development Associated, Inc., Princeton, N.J. He was a visiting professor of education, Rutgers University Graduate School of Education in 1973 - 74. In 1971 - 73 Mr. Worthington was Associate U.S. Commissioner of Education; Director, Bureau of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He was assistant commissioner of education; director, Division of Vocational Education, New Jersey State Department of Education in 1965 - 71. In 1958 - 65 Mr. Worthington was professor and chairman, Department of Industrial Education and Technology, Trenton State College, Trenton, N.J. He previously served as an instructor and teaching assistant at Purdue University and the University of Minnesota.

Mr. Worthington was graduated from Eastern Kentucky State University (B.S., 1948) and the University of Minnesota (M.A., 1949; Ph. D., 1958).

Mr. Worthington resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, on May 31, 1922. He is a naturalized American citizen. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 - 47. He is a recipient of many educational honors, including the University of Minnesota Board of Regents Outstanding Achievement Award in 1975.

Nomination of Tidal W. McCoy To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force

April 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Tidal W. McCoy to be Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower, Reserve Affairs & Installations). Since 1979 Mr. McCoy has served as assistant for national security affairs to Senator Jake Garn (R-Utah).

After graduation from West Point in 1967, he spent almost 5 years as an Army field artillery officer in command and staff assignments in the United States, Europe, and Vietnam. Mr. McCoy was assigned by the Army to the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency and was employed as a civilian by the Central Intelligence Agency as an intelligence officer. For 5 years Mr. McCoy worked full- or part-time as staff assistant in the immediate office of five Secretaries of Defense. He has also served as a staff member of the National Security Council; as scientific assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Engineering, and Systems; and as the Director of Policy Research in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Mr. McCoy's work in his various assignments has covered a wide range of U.S. foreign and defense policy issues and intelligence subjects. His awards are numerous, they include the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.

Mr. McCoy has a master's degree in business finance from George Washington University. He was born in Gainesville, Fla., on April 25, 1945. He currently resides in McLean, Va.

Nomination of Jon D. Holstine To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development

April 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jon D. Holstine to be Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Asia, Agency for International Development, United States International Development Cooperation Agency.

Since 1975 Dr. Holstine has served as minority staff consultant, House Foreign Affairs Committee, with responsibilities in several areas, including international development and security assistance, international communications, and weapons transfers. He was an instructor at Thiel College in 1973 - 75, Russell Sage College in 1967 - 73, Indiana University in 1965 - 67, and Ball State University in 1964 - 65. Dr. Holstine served with the U.S. Information Agency in 1962 - 64.

Dr. Holstine was graduated from Purdue University (B.S., 1959), the American University (M.A., 1964), and Indiana University (Ph. D., 1971).

Dr. Holstine is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born in Danville, Ill., on September 23, 1937.

Nomination of Samuel R. Martinez To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development

April 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Samuel R. Martinez to be Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Agency for International Development, United States International Development Cooperation Agency.

Since January 1980 Mr. Martinez has served as director, public affairs, Adolph Coors Co., Golden, Colo. In 1977 - 80 he formed, operated, and later sold Mountain Plains Energy Conservation (MPEC). During that time he was a part-time instructor with the Graduate School of Public Administration, University of Northern Colorado. In 1976 - 77 Mr. Martinez was Director, Community Services Administration, within the Executive Office of the President. He was Regional Director (Region VIII), Department of Labor in 1973 - 76. In 1974 -- 76 he was Chairman, Federal Regional Council (Region VIII). In 1969 - 73 Mr. Martinez was Regional Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, Executive Office of the President. He was special assistant to the Governor of Colorado in 1965 - 69.

Mr. Martinez is married and has three children. He resides with his family in Lakewood, Colo. Mr. Martinez was born in Del Norte, Colo., on April 30, 1933.

Nomination of Georgiana Sheldon To Be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

April 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Georgiana Sheldon to be a member, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, for a term expiring October 20, 1984.

Since 1977 Mrs. Sheldon has served as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In 1976 - 77 she was Acting Chairman and Vice Chairman of the U.S. Civil Service Commission. Mrs. Sheldon was Director, Office of Foreign Disaster Relief, and Deputy Coordinator for International Disaster Assistance, Agency for International Development in 1975 - 76. In 1969 - 75 she was Deputy Director, Defense Civil Preparedness Agency. Mrs. Sheldon was a special recruiter for the Peace Corps in 1969. She served as executive secretary and personal assistant to Representative Rogers C. B. Morton in 1963 - 69. Previously she was executive secretary to the Foundation for Specialized Group Housing in 1961 - 62; vice president of Sorin-Hall, Inc., in 1961; assistant to the special assistant to the chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1956 - 61; and registrar and director of admissions, Stetson University College of Law in 1954 - 56.

Mrs. Sheldon was graduated from Keuka College, Keuka Park, N.Y. (B.A., 1945) and Cornell University (M.S., 1949).

Mrs. Sheldon is married and resides in Arlington, Va. She was born in Lawrenceville, Pa., on December 2, 1923.