The President today announced that he will nominate Richard D. Warden to be an Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (Legislation). Warden was legislative director for the UAW International Union, in Washington, from October 1975 until January 1977.
He was born on December 10, 1931, in Great Falls, Mont. He received a B.A. degree in 1957 and an M.A. in 1958 from Montana State University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954.
Warden was a reporter for the Great Falls Tribune, in Great Falls, Mont., from 1958 to 1961. and won the American Political Science Association Public Affairs Reporting Award in 1960. From January 1961 to September 1961, he was State editor for the Great Falls Tribune.
From October 1961 until September 1962, Warden was a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Association. In 1962 and 1963, he served as legislative assistant to Montana Senator Lee Metcalf, and from 1963 to 1967, he was administrative assistant to Michigan Representative James G. O'Hara.
Warden was Deputy Director of the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, from 1967 to 1969. In 1969 and 1970, he was legislative representative for the AFLCIO, and from 1970 to 1972 he served as director of the Washington Research Project Action Council.
Warden served as assistant legislative director for the UAW from 1972 until 1975, when he became legislative director.
He is married and has four children. He resides in the District of Columbia.