The President today announced his intention to nominate John S. Herrington to be Secretary of Energy. He would succeed Donald P. Hodel.
Since June 1983 Mr. Herrington has been Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel. From February until May 1983, he was Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, the White House. Previously he was Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) from October 1981 until February 1983. He also served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel from January 1981 until September 1981.
Mr. Herrington graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1961) and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (LL.B., J.D., 1964). Mr. Herrington is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born in Los Angeles on May 31, 1939.