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Announcement of Intention To Nominate Lowell W. Perry To Be a Member and Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

May 12, 1975

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lowell W. Perry, of Detroit, Mich., to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the remainder of the term expiring July 1, 1978. The President also announced that upon his confirmation, he will designate Mr. Perry as Chairman of the EEOC. As both member and Chairman, he will succeed John Powell, who resigned effective April 30, 1975.

Since 1974, Mr. Perry has been plant manager, Eldon Avenue Axle, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, Mich. He joined the Chrysler Corporation in 1963, serving successively in sales personnel and marketing, on the corporate labor relations staff, and in the basic manufacturing division. He served with the National Labor Relations Board from 1962 to 1963.

Mr. Perry was born on December 5, 1931, in Ypsilanti, Mich. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1954 and his J.D. degree from Detroit College of Law in 1960. He served in the United States Air Force as a first lieutenant from 1954 to 1956. He was an all-American football player at Michigan and played professionally with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mr. Perry is married to the former Maxine Lewis, and they have three children.

Gerald R. Ford, Announcement of Intention To Nominate Lowell W. Perry To Be a Member and Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/306847

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