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April 21, 1989
Gov. George Deukmejian appointed Henry J. Voss of Ceres director of the state Department of Food and Agriculture, a cabinet level position that pays $91,054 a year. A Republican, Voss, 56, has served as president of the California Farm Bureau Federation since 1982. He replaces Jack Parnell, who was appointed deputy U.S. secretary of agriculture by President Bush. Voss also has been a farmer in the Ceres area for more than 30 years. In 1986, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the National Commission on Agriculture and Rural Development.
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August 14, 2010
Elaine Koster Publisher with a knack for new talent Elaine Koster, 69, a publisher and literary agent with a knack for new talent who gave a second chance to an obscure horror writer named Stephen King and took on an unknown Khaled Hosseini and his novel "The Kite Runner," died Tuesday at St. Luke's Hospital in New York, according to Hosseini's publisher, Penguin Group (USA). The cause of death was not available. As publisher of the New American Library in the 1970s, Koster paid a then-enormous $400,000 for the paperback rights to King's "Carrie," which had sold poorly in hardcover, and was later credited with helping to make a blockbuster out of Erica Jong's "Fear of Flying.
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NEWS
March 1, 1989
California farm chief Jack Parnell was nominated by President Bush to be deputy U.S. secretary of agriculture. Parnell, 53, director of the state Department of Food and Agriculture since 1987, is the first Californian chosen for a high-level job in the Bush Administration. If confirmed by the Senate, he will be chief deputy to Agriculture Secretary Clayton K. Yeutter.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1991
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jack Parnell, who was passed over when President Bush picked a new agriculture secretary, will resign effective May 1. Parnell, 55, said he will return to the business world "to pursue many opportunities and interests that have been on hold." Parnell was a businessman in California and held a series of posts in state government culminating in appointment as director of the Department of Food and Agriculture in 1987.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1991
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jack Parnell, who was passed over when President Bush picked a new agriculture secretary, will resign effective May 1. Parnell, 55, said he will return to the business world "to pursue many opportunities and interests that have been on hold." Parnell was a businessman in California and held a series of posts in state government culminating in appointment as director of the Department of Food and Agriculture in 1987.
NEWS
March 1, 1989 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
President Bush on Tuesday nominated rancher Jack Parnell, California's top farming official, to be deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Parnell, 53, is the first Californian chosen for a high level job in the Bush Administration. If confirmed by the Senate, he will serve as chief deputy to Agriculturre Secretary Clayton Yeutter. The nomination ends weeks of speculation over whether the post would go to a westerner, such as Parnell, or another leading candidate from the South.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2010
Elaine Koster Publisher with a knack for new talent Elaine Koster, 69, a publisher and literary agent with a knack for new talent who gave a second chance to an obscure horror writer named Stephen King and took on an unknown Khaled Hosseini and his novel "The Kite Runner," died Tuesday at St. Luke's Hospital in New York, according to Hosseini's publisher, Penguin Group (USA). The cause of death was not available. As publisher of the New American Library in the 1970s, Koster paid a then-enormous $400,000 for the paperback rights to King's "Carrie," which had sold poorly in hardcover, and was later credited with helping to make a blockbuster out of Erica Jong's "Fear of Flying.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1989 | From Times wire services
Agriculture Secretary Clayton K. Yeutter today named Daniel Haley, the No. 2 state agriculture official in California, as head of the Agricultural Marketing Service. Haley is the second Californian to be chosen for high-level post in the Agriculture Department this year. Deputy Secretary Jack Parnell was the state's agriculture director for two years before moving to Washington this spring.
NEWS
April 21, 1989
Gov. George Deukmejian appointed Henry J. Voss of Ceres director of the state Department of Food and Agriculture, a cabinet level position that pays $91,054 a year. A Republican, Voss, 56, has served as president of the California Farm Bureau Federation since 1982. He replaces Jack Parnell, who was appointed deputy U.S. secretary of agriculture by President Bush. Voss also has been a farmer in the Ceres area for more than 30 years. In 1986, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the National Commission on Agriculture and Rural Development.
NEWS
March 1, 1989
California farm chief Jack Parnell was nominated by President Bush to be deputy U.S. secretary of agriculture. Parnell, 53, director of the state Department of Food and Agriculture since 1987, is the first Californian chosen for a high-level job in the Bush Administration. If confirmed by the Senate, he will be chief deputy to Agriculture Secretary Clayton K. Yeutter.
NEWS
March 1, 1989 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
President Bush on Tuesday nominated rancher Jack Parnell, California's top farming official, to be deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Parnell, 53, is the first Californian chosen for a high level job in the Bush Administration. If confirmed by the Senate, he will serve as chief deputy to Agriculturre Secretary Clayton Yeutter. The nomination ends weeks of speculation over whether the post would go to a westerner, such as Parnell, or another leading candidate from the South.
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