July 13, 1985 |
President Reagan will nominate George D. Gould of New York, chairman and chief executive officer of Madison Resources Inc., as undersecretary of the Treasury, the White House announced Friday.
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August 22, 1985 |
Nicholas Eden, son of former British Prime Minister Anthony Eden and a former undersecretary in Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's cabinet, has died at age 54 after a long illness, it was reported Tuesday. Nicholas became Earl of Avon on his father's death in 1977. The title will now lapse because Nicholas Eden never married and there are no heirs to the title, created in 1961 to honor his father. Anthony Eden was prime minister from 1955 to 1957.
June 5, 1987 |
A Harvard University professor accused of assaulting a woman has withdrawn from consideration as a potential nominee for the No. 2 post at the Department of Education, a department official said today. Bill Kristol, chief of staff to Education Secretary William J. Bennett, said Glenn C. Loury withdrew his name Monday, citing personal and family reasons. On Thursday, Loury was accused of assault by Pamela Foster of Boston. She said in the police report that her address was the same as Loury's.
April 9, 1989 |
Assistant Agriculture Secretary Ewen Wilson, one of the Agriculture Department's top economics officers for four years, said Friday he will leave government May 6 to seek private employment. Wilson joined the department in 1985 as deputy assistant secretary for economics and moved into his current post in 1987. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Clayton Yeutter, he said Friday, "The time has come to move on." The decision means Yeutter will have few, if any, holdovers from the Reagan era. President Bush has named new people for deputy secretary, undersecretary for commodity programs and for four assistant posts.
March 14, 2008 |
Ned Rifkin, the Smithsonian Institution's undersecretary for art, will leave the post in April. Rifkin, 58, who has overseen eight art museums since 2004, is the only one of the Smithsonian's top five officials who isn't serving an interim appointment. Former Secretary Lawrence Small resigned in March 2007 amid scrutiny of his spending and compensation. The Smithsonian Board of Regents is searching for a new secretary, and a decision is expected this month. Cristian Samper has been serving as acting secretary for the last year.
February 20, 1986 |
John R. Norton III, the acting secretary of agriculture, announced Wednesday that he was quitting after five days on the job. Norton, who gave no reason for the resignation, was not available for comment. Norton had been serving in the post since the departure of John R. Block. He holds extensive farming interests in California and Arizona and is the former head of the J. R. Norton Co.