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Reagan To Nominate Kerr-McGee Executive To Head Bureau of Mines

December 4, 1987

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Reagan intends to nominate T.S. Ary, an Oklahoma minerals exploration executive, to be director of the Bureau of Mines, the White House announced Thursday.

Ary, president of the Minerals Exploration Division of Kerr-McGee Corp. in Oklahoma City, will succeed Robert Carlton Horton if confirmed by the Senate to the Interior Department post.

Ary, 62, has been with Kerr-McGee since 1980. Before that he was vice president and director of develofpment at Utah Exploration Inc. in San Francisco and also at Worldwide Exploration in New York.

″Mr. Ary not only knows the industry as it has existed and now exists, but he has a good perspective of the future, including knowledge of the long-range potential of ocean mining,″ Interior Secretary Donald Hodel said in a statement.

The White House also announced that the president intends to nominate Susan E. Phillips, associate director of the office of presidential personnel at the White House since 1985, as a member of the Federal Trade Commission. She would succeed Patricia Price Bailey.

On another personnel matter, it was announced that the president will nominate Rudy Lozano to be U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Indiana, succeeding Michael S. Kanne. Lozano, 45, practices law in Merrillville, Indiana.

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