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• Ronald Reagan
Appointment of Christopher C. DeMuth as Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs and as Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief
September 30, 1981

Christopher C. DeMuth was today appointed Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget. The President also announced the appointment of Mr. DeMuth to be Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief.

Since 1977 Mr. DeMuth has been lecturer in public policy at the Harvard School of Government and director of the Harvard Faculty Project on Regulation, which has conducted research on health, environmental, and economic regulation. He is the author of several articles on regulation and other aspects of government policy.

Following college, he served as staff assistant to the President in 1969-70, working first on urban policy matters and then as chairman of a White House task force on environmental policy. After leaving the White House in September 1971 to attend law school, he served as a member of the Legal Advisory Committee to the Council on Environmental Quality and of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee for the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.

He practiced regulatory, antitrust, and general corporate law with the firm of Sidley & Austin, in Chicago, in 1973-76. In 1976-77 he was Associate General Counsel of the Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail) in Philadelphia.

Mr. DeMuth graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1968) and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1973). He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1973. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Economic Association, and the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a contributing editor of the American Spectator. He is married to Susan Ann DeMuth, M.D. They have two children and reside in the District of Columbia. He was born August 5, 1946, in Kenilworth, Ill.

Citation: Ronald Reagan: "Appointment of Christopher C. DeMuth as Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs and as Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief ", September 30, 1981. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=44322.
 
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