President Bush announced his intention to make 20 appointments during the congressional recess, including the naming of a new chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, a manufacturing czar and three ambassadors.
For FTC commissioner, Bush will appoint Deborah Majoras of Virginia to replace Timothy J. Muris, who is stepping down after three years. Majoras, a former deputy assistant attorney general, was one of the lead attorneys in the government's antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp.
Bush plans to appoint Albert Frink Jr. of California as assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing and services. Bush's first pick for the manufacturing post, Nebraska business executive Anthony F. Raimondo, was criticized for cutting U.S. jobs and shifting work to China.
Bush also announced plans to make the following appointments:
* Paul Jones of Colorado to be a member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board.
* Jonathan Dudas of Virginia, undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
* Enrique Sosa of Florida, a member of the reform board for Amtrak.
* Richard Wagner of Florida, a member of the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board.
* Stephen Johnson of Maryland, deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
* Carin Barth of Texas, chief financial officer of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
* Gary Lee Visscher of Maryland, a member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.
* Ricardo Hinojosa of Texas, chairman of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
* Susan Johnson Grant of Virginia, chief financial officer at the Energy Department.
* James Kunder of Virginia, assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development in the bureau for Asia and the Near East.
* John Rood of Florida, ambassador to the Bahamas.
* Charles Graves Untermeyer of Texas, ambassador to Qatar.
* Aldona Wos of North Carolina, ambassador to Estonia.
* Scott Kevin Walker of Wisconsin, a member of the advisory board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.
* Roger Wallace and Jack Vaughn of Texas and Nadine Hogan of Florida, members of the board of directors of the Inter-American Foundation.
* Jon Leibowitz of Maryland, a member of the Federal Trade Commission.