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• Ronald Reagan
Nomination of Frederic V. Malek To Be a Governor of the United States Postal Service
June 27, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frederic V. Malek to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 1989, vice Wallace Hyde.

Mr. Malek has been with Marriott Corp. since 1975 and serves as executive vice president. He is responsible for Marriott's hotel business, its architecture and construction division, and Sun Line Cruises. He served as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 1973-74, and, prior to that, served as Special Assistant to the President and as Deputy Under Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Mr. Malek has been a management consultant with McKinsey and Co. and in 1967 founded and became chairman of the Triangle Corp.

Mr. Malek has previously served as a member of the President's Domestic Council, the President's Commission on White House Fellows, and the President's Commission on Personnel Interchange. He currently serves on the board of directors of three NYSE companies: Automatic Data Processing, Inc., Mark Controls Corp., and Sargent-Welch Scientific Co.; and serves on the national advisory council of the National Center of Economic Education for Children. He has published many articles which have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of "Washington's Hidden Tragedy," published in 1978.

Mr. Malek is a graduate of West Point and a former Green Beret in Vietnam. He received his M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School in 1964. He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, Va. He was born December 22, 1936, in Berwyn, Ill.

Citation: Ronald Reagan: "Nomination of Frederic V. Malek To Be a Governor of the United States Postal Service ", June 27, 1981. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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