The President today announced his intention to nominate James P. Moore, Jr., to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Trade Development) for the International Trade Administration at the Department of Commerce. He would succeed Charles E. Cobb, Jr.
Since 1986 Mr. Moore has been Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy. Prior to this he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Information and Analysis, 1983-1985. Since 1984 Mr. Moore has been head of the United States delegation to the Industry Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France. He was a member of the Board of Advisers of the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution, 1981-1983. He has also been a legislative assistant and counselor to Congressman Charles Pashayan, Jr., 1979-1980, and legislative assistant to Congressman William M. Ketchum, 1977-1979.
Mr. Moore graduated from Rutgers University (B.A., 1975) and the University of Pittsburgh (M.A., 1976). He was born April 24, 1953, in Joliet, IL, and currently resides in Arlington, VA.