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Public Papers - 1991

Appendix A -- Digest of Other White House Announcements

The following list includes the President's public schedule and other items of general interest announced by the Office of the Press Secretary and not included elsewhere in this book.

January 1

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House from a holiday stay at Camp David, MD.

In the evening, the President met with the Vice President; Secretary of State James A. Baker III; Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney; Colin L. Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President, to discuss the situation in the Persian Gulf.

January 2

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President appointed the following individuals to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation, who will serve at the pleasure of the President but no longer than the end of the next session of the Senate:

Howard H. Dana, Jr., of Maine, for a term expiring July 13, 1993. This is a reappointment.

Luis Guinot, Jr., of Puerto Rico, for a term expiring July 13, 1993. This is a reappointment.

Guy Vincent Molinari, of New York, for a term expiring July 13, 1992. This is a reappointment.

Penny L. Pullen, of Illinois, for a term expiring July 13, 1993. This is a reappointment.

Thomas D. Rath, of New Hampshire, for a term expiring July 13, 1993. He would succeed John N. Erlenborn.

George W. Wittgraf, of Iowa, for a term expiring July 13, 1993. This is a reappointment.

J. Blakeley Hall, of Texas, for a term expiring July 13, 1992. This is a reappointment.

William Lee Kirk, Jr., of Florida, for a term expiring July 13, 1992. He would succeed John F. Collins.

Jo Betts Love, of Mississippi, for a term expiring July 13, 1992. This is a reappointment.

Basile J. Uddo, of Louisiana, for a term expiring July 13, 1993. He would succeed Xavier L. Suarez.

Jeanine E. Wolbeck, of Minnesota, for a term expiring July 13, 1992. This is a reappointment.

January 3

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- congressional leadership, to discuss the situation in the Persian Gulf;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President declared that a major disaster existed in Carroll, Humphreys, Leflore, Lowndes, Madison, and Warren Counties, MS, because of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began December 19. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

January 4

The President met at the White House with:

-- Sharon Pratt Dixon, mayor of Washington, DC;

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- House Republican leadership;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

The President announced his intention to appoint Michael Deland, of Massachusetts, to be a member and Chairman of the Acid Precipitation Task Force. This is a new position.

The President declared that a major disaster existed in Alabama as a result of severe storms and flooding that began December 21. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

The President declared that a major disaster existed in Tennessee as a result of severe storms and flooding that began December 19. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

In the afternoon, the President went to Camp David, MD, for the weekend.

January 5

In the morning, the President met with United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar de la Guerra at Camp David, MD, to discuss the Persian Gulf crisis.

The President declared that a major disaster existed in Indiana as a result of severe storms and flooding that began December 28. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

January 6

In the afternoon, the President returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

January 7

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney.

January 8

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President designated Sean C. O'Keefe, Comptroller of the Department of Defense, to be the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Defense, pursuant to the provisions of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (P.L. 101 - 576).

The President announced that William R. Barton will continue to serve as Inspector General of the General Services Administration.

January 9

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the Cabinet;

-- John H. Sununu.

January 10

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the crew of the space shuttle Columbia;

-- Senator John Seymour of California;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- John H. Sununu.

January 11

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Members of Congress, for breakfast;

-- Veronica Khilchevski, a Soviet citizen whom he first met in 1971 while serving as U.S. Representative to the United Nations;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President selected the following individuals to represent him at the inauguration of Jorge Serrano Elias as President of Guatemala, January 15:

Delegation Chairman:

Richard L. Thornburgh, Attorney General of the United States

Delegates:

Bernard Aronson, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs

Charles Bartlett, syndicated columnist, Washington, DC

James L. Bush, insurance agent, Hingham, MA

Thomas F. Stroock, U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala

The President announced his intention to appoint Frank J. Donatelli as a member of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission.

In the evening, the President went to Camp David, MD.

January 12

In the morning, the President called Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez Marquez of Spain and President Turgut Ozal of Turkey to discuss the Persian Gulf crisis.

January 13

In the evening, the President met with national security advisers to discuss the Persian Gulf crisis.

January 14

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Joseph Wilson, Charge d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq;

-- congressional leaders;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President announced his intention to nominate the following individuals:

Lawrence B. Lindsey, of Virginia, to be a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of 14 years from February 1, 1986. He would succeed Manuel H. Johnson. Currently Dr. Lindsey serves as Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development at the White House in Washington, DC.

David W. Mullins, Jr., of Arkansas, to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of 4 years. He would succeed Manuel H. Johnson. Since May 1990 Dr. Mullins has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC.

The President announced his intention to appoint Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., of New York, to be a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations for a term of 2 years. He would succeed John N. Palmer, Sr. Currently Dr. Wharton serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America in New York, NY.

The President announced his intention to appoint Esther H. Levens, of Kansas, to be a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council for a term expiring January 15, 1995. She would succeed Kalman Sultanik. Currently Ms. Levens serves on the board of directors for several organizations including the National Jewish Coalition, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and the American Jewish Committee.

The President announced his intention to appoint Richard M. DeVos, Jr., of Michigan, to be a member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars. He would succeed Dennis V. Alfieri. Currently Mr. DeVos serves as president and chief executive officer of the Windquest Group, Inc., in Grand Rapids, MI.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Credit Standards Advisory Committee. These are new positions, and members serve for the life of the Committee:

Donald C. Danielson, of Indiana. Currently Mr. Danielson serves as vice chairman of the board of directors for the City Securities Corp. in Indianapolis, IN.

Gary A. Glaser, of Ohio. Currently Mr. Glaser serves as president and chief executive officer of the BancOhio National Bank in Columbus, OH.

Robert L. McCormick, Jr., of Oklahoma. Currently Mr. McCormick serves as president of the Stillwater National Bank and Trust Co. in Stillwater, OK.

The President announced his intention to nominate Mikiso Hane, of Illinois, to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 1996. He would succeed Leon Richard Kass. Currently Dr. Hane serves as a professor of history at Knox College in Galesburg, IL.

The President announced his intention to nominate William E. Strickland, Jr., of Pennsylvania, to be a member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 1996. He would succeed Phyllis P. Berney. Currently Mr. Strickland serves as executive director of the Bidwell Training Center, Inc., in Pittsburgh, PA.

The President announced his intention to appoint Marvin Sadik, of Maine, to be a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. He would succeed David W. Belin. Currently Mr. Sadik serves as an art consultant in Falmouth, ME. Prior to this Mr. Sadik served as director of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, 1969 - 1981.

January 15

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- congressional leaders;

-- Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas F. Brady; Robert L. Clarke, Comptroller of the Currency; Michael J. Boskin, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; and John H. Sununu, to discuss the economy;

-- national security advisers, to discuss the Persian Gulf crisis;

-- John H. Sununu.

In the morning, the President called Edmund Browning, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, and Richard C. Halverson, Chaplain of the Senate. Both clergymen offered prayers on behalf of the President and the country.

Later in the morning, the President signed a national security directive committing the U.S. military to conflict with Iraq.

The President announced his intention to appoint Albert Stauffer, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner representing the United States Government on the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. He would succeed Kathleen E. Burgoon. Currently Mr. Stauffer serves as plant manager of Ashland Oil in Marietta, OH.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Cancer Advisory Board for the terms indicated:

Frederick Fenimore Becker, of Texas, for a term expiring March 9, 1996. He would succeed Roswell K. Boutwell. Currently Dr. Becker serves as vice president for research and scientific director of the Tumor Institute at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

Paul Calabresi, of Rhode Island, for a term expiring March 9, 1996. He would succeed David Korn. Upon appointment, he will be designated Chairman. Currently Dr. Calabresi serves as professor and chairman of the department of medicine at Brown University, and physician-in-chief and vice president for academic affairs at Roger Williams General Hospital in Providence, RI.

Kenneth K. Chan, of California, for a term expiring March 9, 1996. He would succeed Louise Connally Strong. Currently, Dr. Chan serves as director of the pharmacoanalytic core laboratory at the University of Southern California Comprehensive Cancer Center; associate professor of pharmacy for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California; and as a science adviser at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Los Angeles, CA.

Marlene A. Malek, of Virginia, for a term expiring March 9, 1996. She would succeed Helen G. Brown. Ms. Malek is a member of the Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center of Georgetown University Hospital, and has served as a registered nurse at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.

Kenneth Olden, of Maryland, for the remainder of the term expiring March 9, 1992. He would succeed Louis W. Sullivan. Currently Dr. Olden serves as director of the Howard University Cancer Center, and professor and chairman of the department of oncology at the Howard University Medical School in Washington, DC.

Sydney E. Salmon, of Arizona, for a term expiring March 9, 1996. He would succeed Enrico Mihich. Currently Dr. Salmon serves as a professor of medicine and director of the Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, AZ.

January 16

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- the Education Policy Advisory Committee;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President announced the appointment of Rose M. Zamaria, of Florida, to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of White House Operations. She has been Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Operations since January 1989.

Throughout the evening, the President was in contact with the congressional leadership and world leaders to discuss allied military action in the Persian Gulf.

January 17

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- congressional leaders;

-- the Vice President and Rev. Billy Graham, for lunch;

-- the Cabinet

-- John H. Sununu.

The President declared that a major disaster existed in Micronesia as a result of a typhoon that began December 16. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

In the morning, the President attended a nondenominational church service at Memorial Chapel in Fort Myer, VA.

Throughout the day, the President received updated reports on the military action in the Persian Gulf.

The President announced his intention to nominate Paul Edward Sussman, of Illinois, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 1992. He would succeed John C. Duncan. Currently Mr. Sussman serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the Hancock Securities Corp. in Chicago, IL.

The President announced his intention to nominate Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, of New York, to be a member of the Board for International Broadcasting for a term expiring April 28, 1993. This is a reappointment. Currently Mr. Tomlinson serves as executive editor and vice president of Reader's Digest in Pleasantville, NY.

The President announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Peace Corps National Advisory Council for the terms indicated:

John J. McCarthy, of California, for a term expiring October 6, 1992. He would succeed John Bigelow. Currently Dr. McCarthy serves as assistant to the Governor and director of the office of planning and research for the Governor's office in Sacramento, CA.

Craig R. Stapleton, of Connecticut, for a term expiring October 6, 1991. He would succeed Creighton E. Mershon, Sr. Currently Mr. Stapleton serves as president of Marsh and McLennan Real Estate Advisors, Inc., in New York, NY.

January 18

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- the Vice President, for lunch.

In the morning, President Bush called President Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union to discuss the Persian Gulf conflict and the situation in Lithuania.

In the afternoon, the President called Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir of Israel to discuss the Persian Gulf conflict. Later, the President attended a military briefing at the Pentagon with Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Colin L. Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After the briefing, the President went to Camp David, MD, for the weekend.

January 19

In the morning, the President met with national security advisers to discuss the Persian Gulf conflict.

January 21

In the evening, the President met with former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore.

January 22

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu.

In the afternoon, the President met with national security advisers to discuss the Persian Gulf conflict.

January 23

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

In the evening, the President called Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to discuss the latest Iraqi missile attack against Israel.

January 24

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs;

-- congressional leaders;

-- the Vice President, for lunch.

The President announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission for terms expiring at the end of the first session of the 102d Congress. These are new positions:

James A. Courter, of New Jersey. Upon confirmation, he will be appointed Chairman. Currently, Congressman Courter serves as a partner with Courter, Kobert, Laufer, Percell and Cohen in Hackettstown, NJ.

James C. Smith II, of South Carolina. Currently, Dr. Smith serves as vice president of Brown and Root in Houston, TX.

Howard H. Callaway, of Colorado. Mr. Callaway serves as chief executive officer of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Mount Crested Butte, CO. Mr. Callaway has served as Secretary of the Army, 1973 - 1975.

January 25

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu.

In the morning, the President visited the Norwegian Embassy to express his sympathy on the death of King Olav V.

In the afternoon, the President went to Camp David, MD, for the weekend.

January 27

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

January 28

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Foreign Minister Aleksandr Bessmertnykh of the Soviet Union;

-- Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney;

-- John H. Sununu.

January 29

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the Cabinet;

-- Foreign Minister Ahmed Esmat Abdel Meguid of Egypt;

-- Foreign Minister Hans Van den Broek of The Netherlands;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Export Council:

John M. Hennessy, of New York. He would succeed David S. Tappan, Jr. Currently Dr. Hennessy serves as president and chief executive officer of C.S. First Boston, Inc., in New York, NY.

Joseph A. Sullivan, of New Jersey. He would succeed T. Marshall Hahn, Jr. Currently Mr. Sullivan serves as president and chief executive officer of Bomont Industries in Totowa, NJ.

January 30

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Foreign Minister Antonios Samaras of Greece;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Council on Rural America. These are new positions:

Albert H. Quie, of Minnesota. Currently Governor Quie serves as a consultant with Prison Fellowship Ministries in Reston, VA. He served as Governor of the State of Minnesota, 1979 - 1983; and as a United States Congressman for the First District of Minnesota, 1958 - 1978.

Steven K. Sydness, of North Dakota. Currently Mr. Sydness serves as director of international market development for Great Plains Software, Inc., and as a member of the Board of City Commissioners in Fargo, ND.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jack Warren Lentfer, of Alaska, to be a member of the Marine Mammal Commission for a term expiring May 13, 1991, to succeed Francis H. Fay, and a term expiring May 13, 1994. Since 1982 Mr. Lentfer has served as a self-employed wildlife consultant in Homer, AK.

The President announced his intention to appoint Charles A. Camalier, Jr., of Maryland, to be a member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This is a reappointment. Currently Mr. Camalier is a real estate developer and investor in Washington, DC.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individual to be a member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars:

Anne Jones, of Virginia. She would succeed Larry D. Swann. Ms. Jones has served in the Office of Presidential Personnel for the Office of the President-elect in Washington, DC, 1988 - 1989.

The President announced that the following individuals will continue to serve as members of the Commission on Presidential Scholars:

Richard Herbert Pierce, of Maine. Currently Mr. Pierce is president of Maine Education Services in Augusta, ME.

Francis Thornton West, of Virginia. Currently Mr. West is a consultant for the West Window Corp. in Martinsville, VA.

The President announced his intention to appoint Charles Wythe Dunn, of South Carolina, to be a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a term expiring September 22, 1993. This is a reappointment. Currently Dr. Dunn serves as professor and department head for the department of political science at Clemson University in Clemson, SC.

The President announced his intention to appoint D. John Stavropoulos, of Illinois, to be a member of the Credit Standards Advisory Board. This is a new position. Currently, Mr. Stavropoulos serves as a consultant for the First Chicago Corp. in Chicago, IL.

The President announced his intention to nominate Donald Hall, of New Hampshire, to be a member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 1996. He would succeed Jacob Nuesner. Currently Mr. Hall writes prose and poems in Danbury, NH. Mr. Hall graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1951) and Oxford University (B. Litt., 1953).

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange for a term of 2 years:

Claude S. Brinegar, of California. He would succeed John Fellows Akers. Currently Dr. Brinegar serves as vice chairman of the board, executive vice president, and chief financial officer of Unocal Corp. in Los Angeles, CA. In addition Dr. Brinegar served as U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1973 - 1975.

Russell L. Hanlin, of California. He would succeed James E. Burke. Since 1978 Mr. Hanlin has served as president of Sunkist Growers, Inc., in Van Nuys, CA.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships:

Jacquelin Bullard Allen, of Texas. She would succeed Bruce H. Hasenkamp. Ms. Allen is an active community service volunteer in Wichita Falls, TX.

Elinor Clapp, of Rhode Island. She would succeed Betty H. Brake. Currently Ms. Clapp serves as a Republican national committeewoman for Rhode Island.

The President declared that a major disaster existed in Kentucky as a result of severe storms and flooding that began December 6. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

January 31

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Jewish-American leaders;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President today announced his intention to nominate Myron A. Wick III, of California, to be a member of the Peace Corps National Advisory Council for a term expiring October 6, 1992. He would succeed Maureen O'Hara. Currently Mr. Wick serves as managing director of McGettigan, Wick and Co., Inc., in San Francisco, CA.

The President announced his intention to nominate J.J. Simmons III, of Oklahoma, to be a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission for a term expiring December 31, 1995. This is a reappointment. Since 1984 Mr. Simmons has served as Commissioner and Vice Chairman at the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, DC.

February 1

In the morning, the President traveled to Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station in North Carolina, where he attended a reception with spouses of deployed personnel.

February 3

Over the weekend, the President had telephone conversations with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan, Amir Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, and Prime Minister John Major of the United Kingdom to discuss the Persian Gulf conflict and ongoing coalition operations.

In the afternoon, the President returned from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

In the evening, the President hosted a dinner for the Nation's Governors on the State Floor.

February 4

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas F. Brady.

February 5

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- the Vice President, for lunch.

In the afternoon, President Bush had telephone conversations with Presidents Francois Mitterrand of France and Turgut Ozal of Turkey to discuss the Persian Gulf conflict.

The President announced his intention to nominate Hans M. Mark, of Texas, to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for a term expiring April 17, 1996. This is a reappointment. Since 1984 Dr. Mark has served as chancellor of the University of Texas System in Austin, TX, and he served as the Secretary of the Air Force, 1979 - 1981.

The President announced his intention to nominate Sandra Mills, of Wisconsin, to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement for a term expiring September 30, 1993. She would succeed William G. Goetz. Currently Ms. Mills serves with the Mills Supply Co. in Appleton, WI.

The President announced that the following individuals will represent him at the inauguration of Jean Bertrand Aristede as President of Haiti, February 7:

Personal Representative of the President to head the Delegation:

Louis Sullivan, M.D., Secretary of Health and Human Services

Representatives of the President, with the rank of Special Ambassador:

Mrs. E. Ginger Sullivan

Alvin P. Adams, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti

Bernard Aronson, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs

Larry Pressler, Senator from the State of South Dakota

Maurice Turner

Monsignor William F. Murphy

February 6

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

In the afternoon, President Bush had a telephone conversation with President Hafiz al-Assad of Syria to discuss the Persian Gulf conflict.

The President designated the following individuals as members of the Board of Directors of the Rural Telephone Bank. These are new positions:

Richard Thomas Crowder, of Minnesota. Currently Dr. Crowder serves as Under Secretary of Agriculture for International Affairs and Commodity Programs at the Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC.

James R. Moseley, of Indiana. Currently Mr. Moseley serves as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment at the Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC.

The President transmitted to the Congress the 1988 and 1989 annual reports of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee, and the 1989 annual report on the administration of the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970.

February 7

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- Fife Symington, Republican candidate for Governor of Arizona;

-- selected Republican Members of Congress.

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Robert Hawke of Australia to discuss the Persian Gulf conflict.

In an Oval Office ceremony, the President signed the proclamation designating February as American Heart Month.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a fundraising reception at the Madison Hotel for Fife Symington, Republican candidate for Governor of Arizona.

February 8

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- Foreign Minister Guido Di Tella of Argentina.

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister John Major of the United Kingdom to discuss the Irish Republican Army's attack on the Prime Minister's residence.

The President announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation:

Donald J. Sutherland, of New York, for a term expiring August 11, 1996. He would succeed R. James Woolsey. Currently Mr. Sutherland serves as president of Quincy Partners in Glen Head, NY.

Timothy W. Tong, of Arizona, for the remainder of the term expiring August 11, 1992. He would succeed Sam E. Keith, Jr. Currently Dr. Tong serves as a professor for the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush went to Camp David, MD, for the weekend.

February 10

In the afternoon, the President returned from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

February 11

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President declared that a major disaster existed in California as a result of a severe winter freeze that began December 19. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

The White House announced that President Cesar Gaviria of Colombia will visit Washington on February 26.

February 12

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Defense Minister Pierre Joxe of France;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President announced his intention to appoint James Thompson, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum. He would succeed Bernard E. Smith, Jr. He served on the President's Advisory Committee of the Kennedy Center for the Arts, 1982 - 1988.

The President designated Ann Windham Wallace, Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs, to be Chairperson of the Federal Consumer Affairs Council.

The President announced his intention to appoint Robert N. Broadbent, of Nevada, to be the nonvoting representative of the United States to the Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. He would succeed Rex Stewart Hime. Since 1986 Mr. Broadbent has served as director of aviation for the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, NV.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Export Council:

Donna Fujimoto Cole, of Texas. She would succeed William C. Lickle. Since 1980 Ms. Cole has served as founder and chief executive officer for Cole Chemical and Distributing, Inc., in Houston, TX.

Richard Douglas, of California. He would succeed Joseph A. Boyd. Dr. Douglas currently serves as senior vice president of corporate affairs for the Sun-Diamond Growers of California in Pleasanton, CA.

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on Disability for the terms indicated:

Linda Allison, of Texas, for a term expiring September 17, 1993. She would succeed Marian North Koonce. Ms. Allison currently serves as a board member of the National Paralysis Association in Dallas, TX.

Anne C. Seggerman, of Connecticut, for a term expiring September 17, 1993. She would succeed Leslie Lenkowsky. Since 1977 Ms. Seggerman has been president and founder of Fourth World Foundation, Inc., in Fairfield, CT.

The President announced his intention to appoint George A. Wade, of Washington, to be a United States Commissioner on the International Pacific Halibut Commission for a term expiring December 12, 1991. This is a reappointment. Since 1983 Dr. Wade has served as a member of the International Pacific Halibut Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Rickey Dale James, of Missouri, to be a member of the Mississippi River Commission for a term of 9 years. This is a reappointment.

February 13

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu.

February 14

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- John H. Sununu.

February 15

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

The President announced the following individuals will represent the United States at the 35th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, February 27 - March 8, in Vienna.

Head of Delegation:

Juliette Clagett McLennan. Ms. McLennan will serve as the Representative of the United States to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, with the rank of Ambassador. Since 1989, Ms. McLennan has served as the United States Representative on the Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Alternates:

Anita King. Currently Ms. King serves as the State chairman of the California Black Republican Council.

Guadalupe Quintanilla. Mrs. Quintanilla has served as the assistant vice president for the University of Houston in Houston, TX, and as a United States Representative to the United Nations Commission on the Treatment and Prevention of Crime.

Elsie Vartanian. Currently Ms. Vartanian serves as Director of the Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor.

In the morning, the President traveled to Andover, MA.

February 16

The White House announced that over the past several days, President Bush had telephone conversations with the following world leaders to discuss the situation in the Persian Gulf: King Hassan II of Morocco, Prime Minister John Major of the United Kingdom, Sultan Qaboos bin Sa`id Al Said of Oman, President Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of the United Arab Emirates, Amir Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah of Kuwait, President Turgut Ozal of Turkey, and President Francois Mitterrand of France.

At his home in Kennebunkport, ME, the President received a national security briefing from Robert M. Gates, Assistant to the President and Deputy for National Security Affairs.

February 18

In the afternoon, the President returned to the White House from a weekend stay at his home in Kennebunkport, ME. Later, he met with his national security advisers at the White House.

February 19

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- congressional leaders.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for terms expiring September 22, 1993:

Michael D. Antonovich, of California. He would succeed M. Lester O'Shea. Since 1980 Mr. Antonovich has served as a member of the board of supervisors for the Fifth District of California in Los Angeles, CA.

Shu Park Chan, of California. He would succeed Richard Anderson Ware. Currently Dr. Chan serves as acting dean and Nicholson family chair professor at the School of Engineering and professor in the department of electrical engineering and computer science at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.

The President appointed the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation:

W. Gordon Binns, Jr., of New York, for a term expiring February 19, 1992. He would succeed Ralph J. Wood, Jr. Since 1954 Mr. Binns has served in several capacities for the General Motors Corp. and currently serves as vice president and chief investment funds officer in New York, NY.

Kenneth Keene, of Connecticut, for a term expiring February 19, 1992. He would succeed Murray Hayutin. From 1971 to 1987 Mr. Keene served in several capacities with Johnson   Higgins in New York, NY: vice president, chairman of the personnel and compensation committee, chairman of the pension and profit sharing committee, and a member of the board of directors and the finance committee.

M.J. Mintz, of Virginia, for a term expiring February 19, 1993. This is a reappointment. Since 1973 Mr. Mintz has served as senior partner and chairman of the tax department for Dickstein, Shapiro   Morin in Washington, DC.

Richard M. Prosten, of the District of Columbia, for a term expiring February 19, 1993. This is a reappointment. Since 1970 Mr. Prosten has served as director of bargaining and research for the industrial union department of the AFL - CIO in Washington, DC.

Dallas L. Salisbury, of the District of Columbia, for a term expiring February 19, 1994. He would succeed Eugene Burroughs. Currently Mr. Salisbury serves as president of the Employee Benefit Research Institute in Washington, DC.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation for the terms indicated:

Catherine M. Boucree, of the District of Columbia, for a term expiring October 26, 1996. She would succeed Marion Brown Oglesby, Jr. Currently Ms. Boucree serves as president and chief executive officer of Boucree Enterprises in Washington, DC.

Eleanor Williams, of the District of Columbia, for a term expiring October 26, 1996. She would succeed Carl L. Shipley. Ms. Williams has served as vice president of Environmental Energy Systems, Inc., 1983 - 1990.

The President announced his intention to appoint Helen W. Fitch, of Wyoming, to be a member of the National Council on Vocational Education for a term expiring January 17, 1993. She would succeed Mary S. Pyle. Currently Ms. Fitch volunteers as a leadership development trainer for the AARP in Washington, DC. In addition, for 33 years she served as a teacher in public education.

The President announced his intention to appoint Connie Peters, of Illinois, to be a member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars. She would succeed Don W. Adams. Currently Ms. Peters is an active community volunteer in Arlington Heights, IL.

February 20

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

President Bush had telephone conversations with President Francois Mitterrand of France, President Turgut Ozal of Turkey, President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada to discuss the situation in the Persian Gulf and the Soviet peace plan for the conflict.

February 21

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- the Vice President, for lunch.

In the evening, President Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union called President Bush to discuss his conversation with Foreign Minister Tariq `Aziz of Iraq. President Gorbachev outlined all of the major points of a Soviet peace initiative developed by himself and the Foreign Minister.

Later, the President attended a performance of ``Black Eagles'' at Ford's Theatre.

February 22

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- Foreign Minister Kurtcebe Alptemocin of Turkey;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

The President announced his intention to nominate John A. Gannon, of Ohio, to be a member of the National Council on Disability for a term expiring September 17, 1992. This is a reappointment. Since 1988 Mr. Gannon has served with John A. Gannon   Associates, consultants in Washington, DC. In addition Mr. Gannon has served as international president of the International Association of Fire Fighters.

The President announced his intention to appoint Donald K. Weilmunster, of Idaho, to be a member of the President's Council on Rural America. This is a new position. Since 1977 Mr. Weilmunster has served on the board of directors of the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands.

The President transmitted to the Congress a request for supplemental defense appropriations in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm for the period of October 1, 1990, through March 31, 1991.

The President transmitted to the Congress requests for emergency fiscal year 1991 supplemental appropriations totaling ,635,000 for various civilian executive branch agencies. These are in addition to the requests transmitted in the President's fiscal year 1992 budget on February 4. These requests are separate and distinct from the defense supplemental which was transmitted separately to Congress.

In the afternoon, the President went to Camp David, MD.

February 23

President Bush had telephone conversations with President Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union, President Turgut Ozal of Turkey, and Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu of Japan to discuss the Persian Gulf conflict and ongoing coalition operations.

In the afternoon, the President returned to the White House from an overnight stay at Camp David, MD.

February 25

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas F. Brady;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President announced his intention to appoint Theodore C. Barreaux, of the District of Columbia, to be a member of the Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. He would succeed Jacqueline A. Ponder. Since 1989 Mr. Barreaux has served as the supervisor of detailed evaluation in the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House in Washington, DC.

February 26

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- congressional leaders, to discuss the procedures for congressional review of international agreements;

-- freshman Republican Representatives, for lunch;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President designated Edward Marks, of California, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Deputy Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in New York, NY. He succeeds Harry Amory Cahill.

The White House announced that President Lech Walesa of Poland will visit Washington, DC, on March 20.

February 27

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu.

February 28

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- Foreign Minister Roland Dumas of France;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President transmitted to the Congress the 1991 trade policy agenda and 1990 annual report on the trade agreements program.

March 1

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher of Germany.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush went to Camp David, MD, for the weekend.

March 3

In the afternoon, the President returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

March 4

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

The White House announced that President Bush will meet with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada in Ottawa on March 13 and 14. From Ottawa, President Bush will fly directly to Martinique to meet with President Francois Mitterrand of France.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the terms indicated:

Lionel Hampton, of New York, for a term expiring September 1, 2000. He would succeed Henry Strong. Currently Mr. Hampton serves with the Lionel Hampton Enterprises as composer, conductor, and entertainer in New York City.

Jerry Weintraub, of California, for a term expiring September 1, 2000. He would succeed Lew R. Wasserman. Currently Mr. Weintraub is a producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

The President announced his intention to appoint John W. Sears, of Massachusetts, to be a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a term expiring September 22, 1992. He would succeed Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr. Currently Mr. Sears serves as a lawyer in Boston, MA.

March 5

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- the Republican congressional leadership.

The President announced his intention to appoint J. Burchenal Ault, of Arizona, to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for the remainder of the term expiring October 23, 1992. He would succeed J. Willard Marriott, Jr. Currently Mr. Ault serves as the director of development at the Saint Phillips Church in Tucson, AZ.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for terms expiring October 23, 1996:

Eli Jacobs, of Maryland. This is a new position. Currently Mr. Jacobs serves as a private investor.

William Saltonstall, of Massachusetts. He would succeed Max M. Kampelman. Since 1979 Mr. Saltonstall has served as a partner with Saltonstall and Co. in Boston, MA.

March 6

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

The President declared that a major disaster existed in Mississippi as a result of severe storms and flooding that began February 17. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

The President announced his intention to appoint Ewell E. Murphy, Jr., of Texas, to be a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a term expiring September 22, 1992. He would succeed Jack Allen Kinder. Since 1980 Mr. Murphy has served as a senior partner with the law firm of Baker   Botts in Houston, TX.

The President announced his intention to appoint Kay R. Whitmore, of New York, to be a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations for a term of 2 years. He would succeed Richard G. Quick. Currently Mr. Whitmore serves as chairman, president, and chief executive officer with the Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, NY.

March 7

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- ecumenical leaders.

March 8

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President announced that the following individuals will represent him as observers of the local elections being held in El Salvador on March 10:

Head of Delegation:

William J. Janklow, former Governor of South Dakota, and his son Arthur Russell Janklow. William Janklow is currently with the law firm of Woods, Fuller, Shultz and Smith.

Delegates:

Sarah Flores, assistant chief deputy to Michael Antonovich at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Mrs. Flores was the Republican candidate for the 1991 run-off election of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Tony Garza, Cameron County judge in Brownsville, TX.

William Perry, senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the Latin American studies program.

Gloria Gonzales Roemer, Republican candidate for the First Congressional District of Colorado, 1990 election. She also serves as vice president and co-owner of Roemer Oil Co. in Colorado.

Jerry R. Rucker, Republican candidate for the United States Congress, Fifth District of Texas, 1990 election. Mr. Rucker is a partner with Dooley, Rucker, Maris   Foxman. He has also served as a Dallas city councilman.

Bernard Aronson, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.

William G. Walker, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador.

The President declared that a major disaster existed in Washington as a result of high tides and strong winds that began December 20. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush went to Camp David, MD, for the weekend.

March 10

In the afternoon, the President returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

March 11

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Prime Minister Michel Rocard of France;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas F. Brady;

-- John H. Sununu.

March 12

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the Republican congressional leadership;

-- the Cabinet;

-- John H. Sununu.

March 13

The President met at the White House with the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff.

In an Oval Office ceremony in the morning, the President received St. Patrick's Day shamrocks from Foreign Affairs Minister Gerard Collins of Ireland.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Ottawa, Canada.

In the evening, the President attended a working dinner at Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's residence. Following the dinner, he returned to the U.S. Ambassador's residence, where he spent the night.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee:

Robert C. Brown III, of Texas. He would succeed Dean C. Swanson. Since 1979 Mr. Brown has served as president and chief executive officer of Sugar Land Telephone Communications, Inc., in Sugarland, TX.

Arthur E. Hitsman, of Washington. He would succeed Mark K. Miller, Jr. Currently Mr. Hitsman serves as president of Boeing Computer Services in Seattle, WA.

Richard D. McCormick, of Colorado. He would succeed Ruben F. Mettler. Since 1986 Mr. McCormick has served as president and chief operating officer of US WEST, Inc. in Englewood, CO.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education for terms expiring July 27, 1994:

Arthur Gaines, of Texas. He would succeed Lana Bethune. Currently Mr. Gaines serves as a visiting professor of education at Texas Southern University in Houston, TX.

Marynell D. Reece, of Kansas. She would succeed Donald J. Devine. Currently Ms. Reece serves as treasurer for the Reece Construction Co. in Scandia, KS.

March 14

In the morning, the President traveled to Martinique, French West Indies.

March 15

The President declared that a major disaster existed in Georgia as a result of severe storms and flooding that began March 1. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

March 18

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Governor Buddy Roemer of Louisiana;

-- Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney;

-- John H. Sununu.

March 19

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- congressional leaders;

-- Eberhard Diepgen, mayor of Berlin, Germany.

The President transmitted to the Congress the 25th annual report of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for calendar year 1989.

March 20

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Council on Rural America:

Otis Floyd, Jr., of Tennessee. This is a new position. Currently Dr. Floyd serves as chancellor for the board of regents at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.

Reynaldo U. Ortiz, of Washington. This is a new position. Currently Mr. Ortiz serves as president and chief operating officer for US West NewVector Group in Bellevue, WA.

The President announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee on the Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts:

Joan H. Budd, of New Jersey. She would succeed Virginia McCann. Currently Ms. Budd serves as an active community service volunteer in New Jersey.

Dawn L. Coleman, of Florida. Currently Ms. Coleman serves as a director of the Bath   Tennis Club and as a member of the Women's Advisory Board for the First National Bank in Palm Beach, FL.

Rena Rebecca Donatelli, of Virginia. Since 1985, Ms. Donatelli has served as the founding partner of WJD Associates in Alexandria, VA.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities:

Arturo G. Ortega, of New Mexico. He would succeed Lloyd Cotsen. Currently Mr. Ortega serves as a senior partner with the law firm of Ortega and Snead, P.A., in Albuquerque, NM.

Emily Malino, of the District of Columbia. She would succeed Susan L. Davis. Since 1987 Ms. Malino has served as president of Malino   Metcalf, Inc., in Washington, DC.

The President announced his intention to appoint Gertrude Himmelfarb, of the District of Columbia, to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for a term expiring October 23, 1996. This is a reappointment. Currently Dr. Himmelfarb serves as professor emeritus of history at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

March 21

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Victor S. McCoy and Richard Hoover, president and executive director of the Paralyzed Veterans of America;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- Attorney General Dick Thornburgh;

-- John H. Sununu.

The President declared that a major disaster existed in New York as a result of severe winter storms that began March 3. He directed the F

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