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Appointment of Albert R. Brashear as Deputy Press Secretary for Domestic Affairs and Special Assistant to the President

April 04, 1985

The President today appointed Albert R. (Rusty) Brashear to be Deputy Press Secretary for Domestic Affairs and Special Assistant to the President. He will succeed Max Marlin Fitzwater.

In 1984-1985 he served as assistant to the Secretary and Director of Public Affairs at the Department of the Interior. For a brief period following that, he was Director of Public Affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency.

He was Press Director for the Environmental Protection Agency in 1982-1984 and press secretary to Congressman Robin Beard in 1979-1983. He was executive assistant to the president of the World's Fair in Knoxville, TN, in 1977-1979. He served as director of alumni programs at the University of Tennessee in 1975-1977 and news director for WBIR-TV-AM-FM in Knoxville, TN, in 1970-1974.

He graduated from the University of Tennessee (B.A., 1971). He is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born October 17, 1942, in Kingsport, TN.

Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Albert R. Brashear as Deputy Press Secretary for Domestic Affairs and Special Assistant to the President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259797

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