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Appointment of Five Members of the President's Commission on Hostage Compensation, and Designation of Chairman

June 05, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of the following to be members of the President's Commission on Hostage Compensation and the designation of James S. Dwight, Jr., as Chairman:

James S. Dwight, Jr., currently a partner with the public accounting firm of Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in Washington, D.C. From 1973 to 1975, he was Administrator, Social and Rehabilitation Services, at HEW. From 1972 to 1973, he was Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget. From 1966 to 1972, he was the chief deputy director of finance for the State of California. Mr. Dwight was born March 9, 1934, in Pasadena, Calif., and resides with his wife and children in Arlington, Va.

Jeanne H. Ferst, presently a member of several civic organizations, including membership in the Atlanta Urban League, the Jewish Committee, and the International Human Assistance Foundation. From 1977 to 1980, she was a member of the Advisory Council on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Republican National Committee. From 1973 to 1978, she was a member of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, AID. From 1971 to 1973, she was appointed member of the President's Panel on South Asian Relief Assistance, and from 1969 to 1970, she was selected as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the U.N. Development Program's Governing Council in Geneva. Mrs. Ferst was born September 6, 1918, in Chicago, Ill. She resides with her husband in Atlanta, Ga.

Constance D. Armitage, associate professor of art history at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. From 1972 to 1975, she was president of the National Federation of Republican Women and campaign chairman in 1980. From 1977 to 1979, she served on the board of directors and steering committee of the American Conservative Union. Mrs. Armitage was born May 13, 1920, in San Francisco, Calif. She resides in Inman, S.C.

Anderson Carter, a self-employed businessman who has been involved in politics since 1960. He was director of field operations for the Reagan for President Committee and also served as political director. Mr. Carter was born October 10, 1926, in Roswell, N. Mex. He resides with his wife in Lovington, N. Mex.

Henry Lucas, Jr., a doctor of dental surgery in San Francisco, Calif. He is also founder and member of the board of directors of Time Savings and Loan Association and is a lecturer at the University of California School of Dentistry. Dr. Lucas was born February 27, 1932, in Rahway, N.J. He and his wife reside in San Francisco, Calif.

Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Five Members of the President's Commission on Hostage Compensation, and Designation of Chairman Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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