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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 3, 1993



WASHINGTON, D.C. - The President today appointed eight individuals to senior executive service posts in the departments of Agriculture and Transportation.

"I am pleased that these eight men and women have agreed to join our team and certain they will each work hard to support the great work being done by Secretaries Espy and Pena to make their departments work better for the American people," the President said.

Job titles and biographical sketches of the President's appointees follow.

U. S. Department of Agriculture

      Grant B. Buntrock
      Administrator/Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation 
      Grant Buntrock is the director of the National Farmers 
      Organization, Washington office.  His background is in family 
      farming.  He served as the director of Cotton, Grain and Rice 
      Price Support Division from 1980 to 1985 and was the ASCS 
      assistant deputy administrator from 1977 to 1980.  Mr. 
      Buntrock has also worked in the Common Program Provision and 
      as a grain marketing specialist for ASCS.  He began his career 
      with ASCS as a compliance clerk and county executive director 
      in South Dakota.
     Wayne H. Fawbush
     Deputy Administrator/FMHA

     Wayne Fawbush manages his family's farm in Oregon.  He is 
     currently the co-chair of the Oregon Joint Legislative 
     Committee on Trade and Economic Development.  He has served as 
     a State Senator from 1989 to 1993 and a State Representative 
     from 1977 to 1989.  Mr. Fawbush holds a B.A. and M.A. in 
     Political Science from the University of Oregon.

(U. S. Department of Agriculture Cont.)

      Lon Shoso Hatamiya
      Administrator/Agricultural Marketing Service
      Lon Shoso Hatamiya is the farm manager of H.B. Orchards 
      Company, a family farm in Marysville, California. He also 
      manages the Hatamiya Receiving Station, a peach inspection and 
      weighing operation.  Mr. Hatamiya is the founder and president 
      of BHP Associates, Inc. in Sacramento, an international 
      consulting firm that assists clients in developing export 
      markets for agricultural products.  Mr. Hatamiya holds an A.B. 
      from Harvard University and a J.D. and M.B.A. from University 
      of California at Los Angeles.

     Patricia A. Jensen
     Deputy Assistant Secretary/Marketing & Inspection Service

     Patricia Jensen is the executive director and attorney for the 
     Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She 
     has previously served as the executive director of the 
     Legislative Water Commission, the Minnesota Deputy Commissioner 
     of Agriculture, and the director of government relations for 
     the Pillsbury  Company.  Ms. Jensen has also been a partner in 
     the law firms of Jensen & Jensen and Popham, Haik,  Schnobrich 
     & Kaufman.   She holds a B.A. from St. Catherine's College and 
     a J.D. from the William Mitchell  
     College of Law.

     Bonnie Luken
     Deputy General Counsel

     Bonnie L. Luken served as deputy assistant general counsel for 
     USDA's Food and Nutrition Division from 1988-89.  Additionally, 
     her work experience with USDA dates back to 1976, when she 
     began as an Office of General Counsel (OGC) staff attorney.  
     Ms. Luken  is currently at home with her two children.  She 
     holds a B. S. from the University of Illinois.                  
     Wilbur T. Peer
     Associate Administrator of the Rural Development Agency

     Wilbur T. Peer served as director of the Placement, Economic 
     Development, & Seasonal Farm Worker Program for the Phillips 
     County Community College in Arkansas.  Additionally, Mr. Peer 
     has served as resource director and projects developer for the 
     Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corporation, where he 
     supervised the Youth Enterprise in Agriculture program.  He 
     currently serves on the University of Arkansas Extension Task 
     Force for Sustainable Agriculture, and was appointed in 1990 by 
     then-Governor Clinton as commissioner for the Arkansas 
     Industrial Development Commission.  From 1977 to 1987, Mr. Peer 
     farmed 150 acres of wheat, soybeans and produce crops in 
     Arkansas.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Arkansas at 
     Pine Bluff, and a Masters from the University of Arkansas at 

      U. S. Department of Transportation
      Antonio Califa
      Director/Office of Civil Rights
      Antonio J. Califa has been with American University since 
      August 1992 and was a member of the Justice/Civil Rights 
      Cluster Group for the Clinton/Gore Transition.  He served as 
      legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union in 
      Washington, DC from 1985 to 1992, and was deputy assistant 
      secretary/director for litigation, enforcement and policy in 
      the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education 
      from 1980 to 1985.  Califa holds a JD from Yale Law School and 
      a BA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.
      Frank Weaver
      Director/Commercial Space Transportation
      Frank Weaver has been president of UNET Communications, Inc., 
      a consulting firm specializing in marketing communications 
      satellite and launch vehicle systems, since 1990.  He has held 
      a variety of positions in the U. S. satellite and launch 
      industry, including serving as director of General Dynamics' 
      Commercial Launch Services' Washington, DC office from 1988 to 
      1990. Weaver holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering 
      from Howard University and an MBA in Marketing from the 
      University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  He serves on the 
      Board of Directors of the Washington Space Business 
      Roundtable, is a Senior Fellow in the American Institute of 
      Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the National 
      Space Club.