The President today announced the appointment of Jay B. Stephens to be Deputy Counsel to the President. He will succeed Richard A. Hauser.
Since 1985 Mr. Stephens has been an Associate Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice. Prior to the above appointment, he served as Deputy Associate Attorney General (1983-1985); Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division (1981-1983); Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia (1977-1981); Associate General Counsel, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (1976-1977); Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force, Department of Justice (1974-1975); and an associate with the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (1973-1974).
Mr. Stephens was graduated from Harvard College receiving an A.B. in 1968. He was the recipient of the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship to Oxford University (New College), Oxford, England (1968-1969). In 1973 he earned a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He was born November 5, 1946, in Akron, IA.