The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul J. Manafort, Jr., to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, United States International Development Cooperation Agency.
Mr. Manafort is currently a partner with the firm of Black, Manafort & Stone, specializing in government relations, public affairs, and political consulting. He was personnel coordinator, Office of Executive Management, during the transition period. In 1978-80 he was southern coordinator, Reagan for President Committee, and deputy political director, Republican National Committee. In 1977-80 Mr. Manafort was an attorney with the firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Washington, D.C. He was Associate Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House in 1975-77. In 1976 he served as a delegate-hunt coordinator for eight States for the President Ford Committee. In 1974-75 he was general counsel and executive officer of Family Realty.
Mr. Manafort was graduated from Georgetown University (B.S., B.A., 1971) and Georgetown University Law School (J.D., 1974).
Mr. Manafort is married and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born in New Britain, Conn., on April 1, 1949.