This year's 54th Annual Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States, and the concurrent 1980 American Merchant Marine Conference, will take place on October 8-10. The host Propeller Club Ports for the event will be Seattle and Tacoma,
P r e s i d e n t R e a g a n has announced his intention to nominate John Gaughan as Administrator of the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration. Mr. Gaughan is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs for DOT.
George A. Lorenz, Jack T. Trotter and Kenneth W. Waldorf were elected to the board of directors of Zapata Corporation of Houston at the recent annual stockholders' meeting. All will serve three-year terms expiring in 1989. Mr. Lorenz has been a member of the board since 1979.