The President today announced that he will nominate William B. Welsh, of Annandale, Va., to be an Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. He would replace Richard Warden, resigned, and his area of responsibility would be legislation.
Welsh is Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations.
He was born September 18, 1924, in Munfordville, Ky. He received an A.B. from Berea College in 1949 and an M.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946.
Welsh was legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Herbert H. Lehman from 1952 to 1956, and research director of the Democratic National Committee from 1957 to 1958. From 1959 to 1967, he was administrative assistant to U.S. Senator Philip Hart.
In 1967 and 1968, Welsh was administrative assistant to Vice President Hubert Humphrey. From 1969 to 1971, he was executive director of the Democratic National Committee. From 1972 to 1979, he was executive director for governmental affairs of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.