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Appointment of Four Members of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States

March 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States for terms of 3 years. These are reappointments.

Walter Gellhorn has been on the faculty of the Columbia Law School since 1933, serving as a Betts professor (1957-1973); university professor (1973-1974); and currently as professor emeritus (since 1974). He graduated from Amherst College (A.B., 1927; L.H.D., 1952), Columbia University (LL.B., 1931), and the University of Pennsylvania (LL.D., 1963). He is married, has two children, and resides in New York, NY. He was born September 18, 1906, in St. Louis, MO.

Edith Dinneen Hakola is currently general counsel, treasurer, and vice president of the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation. Previously, she was assistant professor of law at Delaware Law School (1973-1975) and administrative assistant at the National Right To Work Committee (1962-1966). She graduated from George Washington University (B.A., 1966) and the University of Richmond (J.D., 1968). She is married, has two children, and resides in Springfield, VA. She was born August 2, 1938, in Washington, DC.

Otis M. Smith is currently an attorney with Lewis, White & Clay in Detroit, MI. He was a member of the legal staff of the General Motors Corp. for 17 years, serving as assistant general counsel (1973-1974); associate general counsel (1974-1977); general counsel (1977-1984); and vice president (1974-1984). He graduated from Catholic University (J.D., 1950). He is married, has four children, and resides in Detroit, MI. He was born February 20, 1922, in Memphis, TN.

Edward L. Weidenfeld is currently a partner with the firm of McKenna, Conner & Cunco in Washington, DC. Previously, he was senior member and managing partner with Hall, Estill & Weidenfeld, P.C. (1974-1979); attorney with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman (1973-1974); and counsel on energy matters and director of the energy staff, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives (1971-1973). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1965) and the Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1968). He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born July 15, 1943, in Akron, OH.

Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Four Members of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/258940

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