The President today announced that he will nominate Ronald P. Wertheim, of Washington, D.C., to be a member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for a term expiring March 1, 1981.
Wertheim is a partner in the Washington law firm of Ginsburg, Feldman and Bress, specializing in Federal litigation and practice before Federal regulatory agencies.
He was born September 7, 1933, in Philadelphia, Pa. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also received the diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law in 1962.
He served as assistant public defender in Philadelphia from 1959 to 1961, and earlier practiced law there. He was an associate professor of law at the University of Virginia from 1961 to 1964.
From 1964 to 1968, Wertheim was with the Peace Corps, serving as Deputy General Counsel and then as associate director of the Peace Corps in Brazil. He has been with Ginsburg, Feldman and Bress since 1969. In 1977 he served as Alternate U.S. Representative to the United Nations Conference on Law of the Sea.
Wertheim is a trustee of Arena Stage. He is also a director of the nonprofit Associates for Renewal in Education, Inc., a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and was a founding trustee of the Capitol Children's Museum.