The President today announced his intention to appoint Edward J. Rollins as Assistant to the President for Political and Governmental Affairs.
Mr. Rollins was the national director of the President's reelection campaign, Reagan-Bush '84. Prior to his appointment to head the campaign in October of 1983, he served as Assistant to the President for Political Affairs and, before that, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Political Affairs.
Immediately before accepting his first White House appointment in January 1981, Mr. Rollins was Republican chief of staff for the State of California Assembly.
From 1973 to 1977, he was at the Department of Transportation, where he had responsibility for the Department's liaison with the Congress and State and local governments. Prior to that, Mr. Rollins served as principal assistant to the Republican leader and speaker of the California Assembly. In addition, he has managed numerous political campaigns in the West.
From 1969 to 1973, Mr. Rollins was assistant vice chancellor for student affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also taught political science and public administration. In 1968 he served as assistant to the president of California State University, Chico.
He is a graduate of the California State University system, where he also completed graduate studies in political science. He was born March 19, 1943, in Boston, MA, and now resides in Arlington, VA.