The President today announced his intention to nominate Donna Pope to be Director of the Mint, Department of the Treasury, for a term of 5 years.
Since 1972 Mrs. Pope has been a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 12th district and was elected minority whip in 1978. Current legislative assignments include the judiciary, rules, ethics and legislative service commission committees. In 1979-80 Mrs. Pope served as cochairman of the Ohio Reagan campaign and was cochairman of the Ohio delegation to the 1980 Republican National Convention. In 1968-72 she was supervisor, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
Mrs. Pope was named one of the outstanding women legislators in the Nation by Rutgers University Institute of Politics. She was honored by the Women's Institute of Politics, Mt. Vernon College, Washington, D.C. (1978), as one of five of the Nation's most influential women legislators.
Mrs. Pope is married, has two children, and resides in Parma, Ohio. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 15, 1931.