The President today announced that he will nominate Guy R. Martin to be an Assistant Secretary of Interior (Land and Water Resources). Martin is currently the Commissioner of Natural Resources of the State of Alaska, in Juneau.
Martin was born in Denver, Colo., on April 25, 1942. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Color. ado in 1964 and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1967.
From 1967 to 1971, Martin was an associate professor of political science and university attorney at Alaska Methodist University, in Anchorage. From 1968 to 1970, he was also an attorney for the law firm of McGrath, Wohlforth and Flint, in Anchorage.
Martin was legislative assistant to Alaska Representative Nick Begich from 1971 to 1973. He worked as an attorney in the office of the Washington counsel for the State of Alaska from 1973 until 1975, when he became Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources.
Martin wrote several chapters for a comprehensive text on the Alaska Native Land Claims Settlement Act, published in 1975 by the Institute for Social, Economic and Government Research of the University of Alaska.
He is married to the former Nancy Jane Sand. They reside in Anchorage, Alaska.