The President today announced that he will nominate Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr., of Chicago, Ill., to be an Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare for Planning and Evaluation. He would replace Henry J. Aaron resigned.
Heineman was born January 25, 1944, in Chicago. He received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1965, a B. Litt. from Oxford University in 1967, and a J.D. from Yale University Law School in 1971.
From 1971 to 1972, Heineman was law clerk to Associate Justice Potter Stewart. From 1973 to 1975, he was a lawyer for the Center for Law and Social Policy. From 1975 to 1977, he practiced law with the firm of Williams, Connolly and Califano.
From 1977 to 1978, Heineman was Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. Since 1978 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare for Planning and Evaluation.