The President today announced his intention to nominate John A. Todhunter to be Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances of the Environmental Protection Agency, vice Steven D. Jellinek, resigned.
Since 1978 Dr. Todhunter has been chairman, Biochemistry Program, and assistant professor of biology, the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He was a fellow in the Department of Biochemistry, Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Hoffman LaRoche, Inc., Nutley, N.J., in 1976-78. Dr. Todhunter was teaching assistant, research assistant, and regent's fellow at the University of California (Santa Barbara) in 1974-76. Previously he was an instructor at California State University (Los Angeles).
Dr. Todhunter graduated from the University of California (B.S., 1971); California State University (M.S., 1973); and the University of California (Ph.D., 1976).
Dr. Todhunter is married, has two children, and resides in Maryland. He was born October 9, 1949, in Cali, Colombia, South America.