The President today announced his intention to nominate Jerome W. Van Gorkom to be Under Secretary of State for Management. He would succeed Richard T. Kennedy who has been named to be Ambassador at Large.
Mr. Van Gorkom is the former chief executive officer of Trans Union Corp., a position he occupied for 18 years. Mr. Van Gorkom is a director of the Schering-Plough Corp., Champion International Corp., I.C. Industries, and other corporations.
Mr. Van Gorkom served with the United States Navy from 1941 to 1945, following which he was an associate of the law firm of Kix, Miller, Baar & Morris in Chicago from 1945 to 1947. From 1947 to 1954, he was an accountant in the firm of Arthur Andersen & Co., and a partner in the firm from 1954 to 1956.
Mr. Van Gorkom is the chairman of the board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He received his B.S. degree in 1939 and his J.D. in 1941, both from the University of Illinois. He is married to the former Betty Jean Alexander and has two children.