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Appointment of Three Members of the Marine Mammal Commission, and Designation of Chairman

November 09, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Marine Mammal Commission. The President also announced he intends to designate James C. Nofziger as Chairman.

James C Nofziger has a broad background and formal training in the zoological sciences as well as a longstanding interest in marine matters. Since 1961 Dr. Nofziger has been an agricultural consultant for commercial corporations relative to their animal interests. Among his present consulting interests is mariculture. Previously, he was an instructor and researcher at Washington State University in 1959-61; sales manager and manager of technical services, California Cattle Supply Co., in Bellflower, Calif., in 1955-58; and feed commodity salesman with N. V. Nootbaar & Co., Pasadena, Calif., in 1958-59. He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1948) and Washington State University (M.S., 1952; Ph.D., 1961). He is a member of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. He is married and resides in Canoga Park, Calif. He was born February 1, 1923, in Bakersfield, Calif.

Donald Kenneth MacCallum is an anatomist and cell biologist and has retained an active interest in the marine ecology of the southern and central California coastal regions, an area of study and research he began as an undergraduate zoologist at the Kerekhoff Marine Biology Laboratory, Newport Beach, Calif. Since 1975 Dr. MacCallum has been an associate professor of anatomy, University of Michigan Medical School and, since 1973, associate professor of dentistry (oral biology), University of Michigan. He was research scientist, Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Institute of Dental Research, N.I.H., Bethesda, Md., in 1977-78; assistant professor of anatomy, University of Michigan Medical School, in 1969-73; and assistant professorial lecturer in anatomy, George Washington University School of Medicine, in 1967-68. He is an instructor, researcher, and writer on anatomy. He graduated from Pomona College (B.A., 1961) and the University of Southern California (MS., 1964; Ph.D., 1966). He is married, has two children, and resides in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was born April 13, 1939, in Los Angeles.

Robert B. Weeden has been professor of resource management, School of Agriculture and Land Resource Management, University of Alaska, since 1976. He was director of the Division of Policy Development and Planning, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska, in 1975-76; professor of wildlife management, University of Alaska, in 1970-75; associate in wildlife, University of Alaska, in 1967-70; and a game biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, in 1959-69. He was an instructor of zoology at Washington State University. He was a member of the Alaska Environmental Advisory Board and the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committe. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts (B.Sc., 1953); the University of Maine (M.Sc., 1955); and the University of British Columbia (Ph.D., 1959). He is married, has three children, and resides in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was born January 8, 1933, in Fall River, Mass.

Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Three Members of the Marine Mammal Commission, and Designation of Chairman Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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