Appointments, August 22, 1984

Appointment of Linda Chavez as a Member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States

August 22, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Linda Chavez to be a member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States for a term of 3 years. She would succeed Edward C. Schmults.

Ms. Chavez is currently Staff Director for the Commission on Civil Rights. She also serves as assistant to the president, American Federation of Teachers (AFT), AFL - CIO, and as editor of American Educator. Previously, she was a consultant for the President's Reorganization Project, Civil Rights Section, Office of Management and Budget (July-September 1977); and was on the professional staff, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Constitutional Rights, U.S. House of Representatives (1972 - 1974).

Ms. Chavez graduated from the University of Colorado (B.A., 1970) and attended the University of California at Los Angeles (1970 - 1972) and the University of Maryland (1974 - 1975). She is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. She was born June 17, 1947, in Albuquerque, NM.

Appointment of Four Members of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation

August 22, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation for terms expiring May 11, 1987:

Albert L. Anderson would succeed Raymond M. Peterson. He is currently a pedodontics specialist in San Diego, CA. He is married, has three children, and resides in San Diego. He was born January 17, 1923, in Sanger, CA.

Lee A. Christoferson is currently chairman of the department of neurology science at the University of North Dakota. He is married, has six children, and resides in Fargo, ND. He was born June 9, 1921, in Bemidji, MN. This is a reappointment.

Jerry P. Larson would succeed Kathleen M. Barrett. He is currently director of the student and volunteer program at Tinley Park Mental Health Center. He was born December 9, 1946, in Chicago, IL, and resides in Berwyn, IL.

Ruth Warson is currently a clinical nursing instructor in Studio City, CA. She is married, has three children, and resides in Studio City. She was born April 11, 1928, in Seligman, AZ. This is a reappointment.