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7 EPA J. 8 (1981)
Key EPA Officials

handle is hein.journals/epajrnl7 and id is 265 raw text is: Kathleen M. Bennett       Dr. John Horton           Dr. John A. Todhunter     Frank A. Shepherd


Three Assistant Administra-
tors have been nominated
by President Reagan. John
Horton, a New Jersey engineer
and businessman, was nomi-
nated to be EPA Assistant
Administrator for Administra-
tion. John A. Todhunter was
nominated to be Assistant
Administrator for Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, and
Kathleen M. Bennett to be Assis-
tant Administrator for Air,
Noise and Radiation. The Presi-
dential nominations are subject
to Senate confirmation.
Drawing from the ranks of
management in public and pri-
vate sectors, Administrator
Gorsuch made appointments
to fill new posts created as
part of her reorganization plan
and also named some special
The appointees, the Admin-
istrator declared, will provide
EPA with a wealth of practical
experience in environmental,
governmental, and private sec-
tor affairs. They all bring im-
pressive credentials to their
jobs. Their counsel, advice, and
support will be most valuable
to me in carrying out EPA's
mission of environmental pro-
Named to fill the new posi-
tion of Associate Administra-
tor for Legal Counsel and
Enforcement was Frank A.
Shepherd, a lawyer from
Miami. Nolan E. Clark, a
Washington attorney, was ap-
pointed to the new post of
Associate Administrator for
Policy and Resource Manage-
Other appointments by Mrs.
Gorsuch were:
William A. Sullivan Jr., a
lawyer and consultant to steel
communities, as Deputy As-
sociate Administrator for Legal

Counsel and Enforcement;
Robert M. Perry, a Houston
corporate trial attorney, as
EPA General Counsel;
John E. Daniel, a lawyer and
Washington representative,
as Chief of Staff for
the Administrator;
Thornton W. Field, an attor-
ney and regulatory affairs
specialist from Denver, as the
Administrator's special assist-
ant for hazardous wastes;
Kitty Adams, environmental
consultant and former US.
Senate legislative assistant as
special assistant for regulatory
Joseph A. Cannon, a Wash-
ington attorney, as special as-
sistant for regulatory reform.
Christopher J. Capper as a
Special Assistant and for an
interim period to be EPA
Acting Assistant Administrator
for Solid Waste and Emer-
gency Response.
Paul Milbauer as Special Assis-
tant to the Administrator,
serving as advisor on a range
of subjects with emphasis on
toxic substances.
Byron Nelson III, former jour-
nalist and Senatorial press sec-
retary, as Director, Office of
Public Affairs.
Dr. Horton, 56, began his ca-
reer 30 years ago in pollution
control work. He received a
doctorate in sanitary engineer-
ing from Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology in 1951.
Previously he attended the
U.S. Naval Academy 1945-47
and MIT, where he received a
Bachelor of Science degree in
1949. During the past decade
he has been a businessman
and director of 16 companies

including several involved in
manufacture and distribution
of mechanical sweeping equip-
ment and industrial supply. He
has served with the American
Public Works Association, the
New Jersey Clean Air Council,
New Jersey State Planning
Task Force, and the State
Council for the Future. He is
the author of more than a
score of technical articles,
holds a dozen patents on his
inventions, and is a member of
several research and engineer-
ing honor societies.
Dr. Todhunter, 31, has been
Chairman of the Biochemistry
Program and Assistant Profes-
sor of Biology at The Catho-
lic University of America in
Washington, D.C. since 1978.
Previously he was a Fellow in
the Department of Biochemis-
try, Roche Institute of Molec-
ular Biology, Hoffman
LaRoche, Inc., in Nutley, N.J.
1976-78. He served as a
teaching assistant, research
assistant, and Regent's Fellow
at the University of California
at Santa Barbara 1974-76.
Earlier he was an instructor at
California State University in
Los Angeles. Dr. Todhunter re-
ceived a B.S. degree from the
University of California in
1971, an M.S. from California
State University in 1973 and
a Ph.D. from the University of
California in 1976. He is a
native of Cali, Colombia, South
Since 1977 Mrs. Bennett,
33, has served as Federal Af-
fairs Representative for the
Crown Zellerbach Corp. She
has been a member of the
American Paper Institute Air
Quality Committee and Chair-
man of the Air Quality Sub-
committee on Prevention of
Significant Deterioration.


Kathleen M. Bennett

Dr. John Horton            Dr. John A. Todhunter

Frank A. Shepherd

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