The President today announced his intention to appoint Michael W. McConnell to be a member of the President's Intelligence Oversight Board. He would succeed Charles Jarvis Meyers.
Since 1985 Mr. McConnell has been an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Law in Illinois. Prior to this he was Assistant to the Solicitor General at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, 1983-1985. He was Assistant General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget, 1981-1983; a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1980-1981; and a law clerk to Chief Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, 1979-1980.
Mr. McConnell graduated from Michigan State University (B.A., 1976) and the University of Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1979). He was born May 18, 1955, in Louisville, KY. He is married, has two children, and resides in Chicago, IL.