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immunization programs, fear of the spread of diseases such as polio and smallpox is virtually a thing of the past. Nevertheless, we still face great challenges and responsibilities in the area of child health.
We must continue to encourage parents to have their children immunized, and we must promote education in child nutrition, safety, and hygiene. We must also recognize that our fight against drug abuse is a lifeand-death struggle for the fate of a generation-in hospital nurseries and foster homes across the country, infants who were born addicted to drugs or infected with the AIDS virus provide heartrending evidence of the devastation wrought by chemical dependency. Children who grow up in homes torn apart by drug and alcohol abuse are also at grave risk. For their sake, for the sake of their families, and for the sake of our Nation's future, we must redouble our efforts in the war on substance abuse.
Today, as we begin the 7th decade of this national observance for children, let us resolve to ensure that every American child receives the best possible start in life-beginning with quality health care throughout pregnancy for expectant mothers and extending through each child's formative
The Congress, by Joint Resolution approved May 18, 1928, as amended (36 U.S.C. 143), has called for the designation of the first Monday in October as "Child Health Day" and has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation in observance of this event.
Now, Therefore, I, George Bush, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 2, 1989, as Child Health Day. I urge all Americans to rededicate themselves to protecting the lives and health of our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fourteenth.
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:55 a.m., October 2, 1989]
Nomination of William Clark, Jr., To
The President today announced his intention to nominate William Clark, Jr., a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to India. He would succeed John Randolph Hubbard.
Currently, Mr. Clark serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State. Prior to this, he served for 4 years as Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan; and as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'Affaires for the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.
Mr. Clark received his bachelor's degree from San Jose College, and studied at the University of Southern California School of Law and Columbia University School of International Affairs. He was born October 12, 1930, in Oakland, CA. He served in the United States Navy, 1949-1953. Mr. Clark is married, has one son, and resides in Washington, DC.
Continuation of John C. Martin As
The President today announced that John C. Martin will continue to serve as Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Since 1983, Mr. Martin has served as Inspector General at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was Assistant Inspector General at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1981-1983. From 1971 to 1981, he served in several capacities at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Mr. Martin graduated from King's College (B.A., 1967) and the University of Maryland (M.A., 1970). He was born March 4, 1945, in Wilkes Barre, PA. He is married,
has six children, and resides in Dumfries, VA.
Nomination of John C. Gartland To Be a Member of the National Commission for Employment Policy
September 29, 1989
The President today appointed John Charles Gartland to be a member of the National Commission for Employment Policy for a term expiring September 30, 1992. This is a reappointment. Mr. Gartland will continue serving as Chairman of the Commission.
Since 1979, Mr. Gartland has served as Director of Washington Affairs for Amway Corporation in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as chairman of the Foundation for the Study of Presidential and Congressional Terms, since renamed the Jefferson Foundation, 1977-1979; Congressional Administrative Assistant at the Department of the Treasury, 1977; Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury at the Department of the Treasury, 1974-1976; and Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Administration, 1973-1974. In addition, he has served as a Staff Assistant to the President on the Domestic Council and in the Presidential Advance Office, 1971-1973; Special Assistant to the Deputy Postmaster General at the Post Office Department, 1970-1971; and Special Assistant to the Assistant Postmaster General for Finance and Administration at the Post Office Department.
Mr. Gartland graduated from Villanova University (B.S., 1963) and he received his masters from George Washington University. He was born February 3, 1940, in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Gartland served in the United States Navy for 41⁄2 years. He is married, has six children, and resides in Potomac, MD.
Nomination of Dennis M. Devaney To Be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board
September 29, 1989
The President today nominated Dennis M. Devaney to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of 5 years expiring December 16, 1994. This is a reappointment.
Since November 1988, Mr. Devaney has served as a board member of the National Labor Relations Board by recess appointment. Prior to this, he was General Counsel at the Federal Labor Relations Authority, 1988; a board member of the United States Merit Systems Protection Board, 1982-1988; and with the law firms of Tighe, Curhan and Piliero, 1981-1982; and Randall, Bangert and Thelen, 1979–1981.
Mr. Devaney graduated from the University of Maryland (B.A., 1968; M.A., 1970) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1975). He served in the United States Navy, 1970-1972. Mr. Devaney was born February 25, 1946, in Cheverly, MD. He is married, has two children, and currently resides in Columbia, MD.
Digest of Other
White House Announcements
The following list includes the President's public schedule and other items of general interest announced by the Office of the Press Secretary and not included elsewhere in this issue.
In the afternoon, the President participated in a bilateral meeting with United Nations General-Secretary Javier Perez de Cuellar de la Guerra. Following the meeting, the President traveled to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where he hosted a luncheon in the Conrad Room for North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies.
Following the luncheon, President Bush participated in bilateral meetings with: President José Sarney Costa of Brazil, Vice
Prime Minister and Finance Minister Shimon Peres of Israel, President Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo of Guatemala, President Jaime Paz Zamora of Bolivia, and President Carlos Andres Perez of Venezuela. Later President Bush met with Foreign Minister Moshe Arens of Israel.
In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a diplomatic reception and dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Following the dinner, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House.
The President declared a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Hugo on September 22, 1989. The President's action affects individuals and local governments in the counties of Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, and Union.
The President met at the White House with: -John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;
-West German Finance Minister Gerhard Stoltenberg and CSU Party chairman Dr. Theo Waigel; -nuclear arms control negotiators; -the congressional leadership;
-the Business Roundtable Education Task Force.
In the late afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a reception in the Residence for the Finance Ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations and commercial bankers.
In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush attended the American Film Institute 25th anniversary dinner held at the National Building Museum.
The President met at the White House with:
-John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;
-Greg LeMond, winner of the Tour de France;
-Brent Royer, Boys Club of America National Youth of the Year.
In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush left the White House to attend the education summit in Charlottesville, VA.
The President designated the following individuals to serve as members of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation:
Charles H. Dallara, an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
Michael Philip Skarzynski, an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.
Throughout the day, the President and Mrs. Bush participated in working group sessions with Governors and Cabinet members at the education summit.
The President announced his intention to appoint the following-named persons to be members of the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (new positions):
Member and Chairman:
Ann Dore McLaughlin, of the District of Columbia, is currently a visiting fellow at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, and is the former Secretary of Labor.
Edward Hidalgo, of Virgiria, is currently an attorney in private practice.
Gen. Thomas C. Richards, of Texas, is currently the Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaigingen, West Germany.
Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato, of New York. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, of New Jersey. Representative John Paul Hammerschmidt, of Arkansas.
Representative James L. Oberstar, of Minnesota.
The President met at the White House with:
-the Vice President, for lunch; -Crown Prince Felipe of Spain;
-John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.
In the afternoon, the President signed the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1990, in an Oval Office ceremony.
The President also signed the National Quality Month proclamation in an Oval Office
The President appointed the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations for a term of 2 years:
Debra Rae Anderson, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. She would succeed Karen Spencer.
Arthur J. Holland, Mayor of Trenton, NJ. He would succeed Henry W. Maier.
Mary Ellen Joyce, of Virginia. She serves as a State government relations representative. She would succeed James S. Dwight, Jr.
Samuel Knox Skinner, Secretary of Transportation. He would succeed Ann Dore McLaughlin.
In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush left the White House for a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.
Submitted to the Senate
The following list does not include promotions of members of the Uniformed Services, nominations to the Service Academies, or nominations of Foreign Service officers.
Submitted September 26
of Arizona, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the 44th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Catalina Vasquez Villalpando,
of Texas, to be Treasurer of the United States, vice Katherine D. Ortega, resigned.
Submitted September 26-Continued
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
of South Carolina, to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for the term expiring April 27, 1995, vice Elliot Ross Buckley, term expired.
Submitted September 27
Bruce L. Gardner,
of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, vice Ewen M. Wilson, resigned.
E. Donald Elliott,
of Connecticut, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, vice Lawrence J. Jensen, resigned.
Bernard E. DeLury,
of New Jersey, to be Federal Mediation and Conciliation Director, vice Kay McMurray, resigned.
Submitted September 29
William Clark, Jr.,
of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of United States of America to India.
Hart T. Mankin,
of Delaware, to be an Associate Judge of the United States Court of Veterans Appeals for the term of fifteen years, (new position-Public Law 100-687).
Zinora M. Mitchell,
of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of 15 years, vice Reggie Barnett Walton, resigned.
William H. Young,
of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), vice Theodore J. Garrish, resigned.
Dennis M. Devaney,
of Maryland, to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of 5 years, expiring December 16, 1994 (reappointment).