The President today announced that he will nominate Frederick A. Rody, Jr., of Miami Lake, Fla., to be Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration in the Department of Justice. He would replace Jerry N. Jenson, resigned. Rody is Regional Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration for the southeast region.
He was born September 8, 1931, in Sewickley, Pa. He received a B.S. from Michigan State University in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.
In 1954 and 1955, Rody was assistant chief of police in Davison, Mich. In 1957 he was with the Ottawa Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.
From 1957 to 1975, Rody was with the U.S. Bureau of Customs, where his positions included Deputy Assistant Commissioner and special agent in charge of the Seattle and Laredo district offices.
Rody has been with the Drug Enforcement Administration since 1975, and has served as Acting Assistant Administrator for Enforcement—Acting Deputy Administrator, and Regional Director in the Seattle and Miami regional offices.