December 15, 1990 |
Gov.-elect Pete Wilson on Friday named a Cabinet secretary to coordinate children's services and education policy but cautioned that Maureen DiMarco should not be expected to save crucial state programs from budget cuts. "She is not a miracle worker," Wilson said of DiMarco, a Democrat and trustee of the Garden Grove Unified School District in Orange County. "We are in an economic downturn. The decisions that are made are obviously beyond her control and beyond mine."
June 6, 1990 |
President Bush has selected Edith E. Holiday, the Treasury Department's top lawyer, as his Cabinet secretary, the White House announced. Holiday, who succeeds David Bates, is the Treasury's general counsel and formerly its assistant secretary for public affairs. The secretary is a liaison between the Cabinet and the White House.
August 26, 1989 |
Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu chose a woman Friday to replace a Cabinet minister who resigned in the second sex scandal of a disastrous year for the governing party. The appointment of Mayumi Moriyama, 61, as chief Cabinet secretary was seen as an attempt to limit the damage caused by Friday's resignation of Tokuo Yamashita from a government formed just 16 days earlier to cleanse the scandal-ridden image of the Liberal Democratic Party.
February 19, 1987 |
President Reagan will appoint Nancy J. Risque, a former White House official who now works for a Washington political consulting firm, as Cabinet secretary, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater announced Wednesday. Fitzwater said Risque will be the first woman to hold the position, which carries the rank of assistant to the President.
April 4, 1986 |
Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole and Sen. Robert Dole (R-Kan.), the Senate majority leader, are a pair who definitely have their act together. He's been called the fourth most influential American and the most powerful U.S. senator. She heads a department with 100,000 employees and a budget of $28 billion. Together, they've been called "America's No. 1 power couple." He's been "doing a lot of visiting around for '88 and also running for reelection in Kansas."