Nominations & Appointments, May 3, 1984

Nomination of Ben C. Rusche To Be a Director at the Department of Energy

May 3, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ben C. Rusche to be Director of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management at the Department of Energy. This is a new position.

Mr. Rusche is presently serving as president of Management and Technical Resources, Inc., and also as a consultant to the Secretary of Energy. Previously, he was vice president of the Management Analysis Co., in 1982 - 1984; a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Task Group of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control in 1982; and Special Assistant for Policy and Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Energy in 1981 - 1982. In 1977 - 1978 he was corporate director for health and safety at E.I. DuPont Co. and was Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1975 - 1977.

He also served as executive director of the South Carolina Research Institute and, while on leave of absence, served as director, Waste Management, Three-Mile Island Recovery Operations, General Public Utilities Corp.

Mr. Rusche graduated from Tennessee Polytechnic University (B.S., 1953). He is married, has three children, and resides in Columbia, SC. He was born February 18, 1931, in Yazoo City, MS.

Appointment of Randall E. Davis as Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development and Assistant Director for Energy and Natural Resources

May 3, 1984

The President today announced his appointment of Randall E. Davis to be Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development and Assistant Director for Energy and Natural Resources.

Since January 1983, Mr. Davis has been a Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Prior to joining the White House staff, Mr. Davis was the minority counsel and staff director of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce from January 1981 to January 1983 and was associate minority counsel of the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee from July 1978 until January 1981.

In 1980 Mr. Davis served as a staff member of the Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Resolutions at the Republican National Convention. He was also a member of the Department of Energy transition staff, Office of the President-elect, from November 1980 to January 1981.

Mr. Davis received his juris doctor degree from the Catholic University of America in 1977 and his B.A. in economics and business administration from Wilmington College in 1973. He is a member of the Ohio and District of Columbia Bars.

Mr. Davis was born on October 20, 1951, in Piqua, OH. He is married to Kim Turpin Davis and resides in Alexandria, VA.