The President today announced the appointment of Herbert E. Ellingwood as Deputy Counsel to the President.
Mr. Ellingwood is a partner with the firm of Caldwell and Toms of Sacramento, Calif. During the period 1960 to 1966, he was deputy assistant attorney for Alameda County, Calif., and from 1966 to 1969 was legislative advocate for law and legislative committees, District Attorneys' and Peace Officers' Associations. Mr. Ellingwood was the legal affairs secretary to then-Governor Ronald Reagan from 1969 to 1974 and served as special assistant to the attorney general, State of California, from 1975 to 1979. From 1953 to 1956, he served in the United States Army, being discharged as first lieutenant.
Mr. Ellingwood was graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1953) and Stanford University Law School (LL.B., 1960). Mr. Ellingwood has been active in numerous civic, religious, and professional organizations at the Federal, State, and local levels.
Mr. Ellingwood is married to the former Audrey Kesler, and they have two children. He resides with his family in Sacramento, Calif. Mr. Ellingwood was born in Ordway, Colo., on March 5, 1931.