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Appointment of Alfred H. Kingon as Assistant to the President

January 07, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Alfred H. Kingon as Assistant to the President. Mr. Kingon will continue to serve as Cabinet Secretary, a position he has held since January 1985 when he was also named Deputy Assistant to the President.

Previously Mr. Kingon was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Policy Planning and Communications in 1984-1985. He was Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy (1983-1984). Previously he was with Macro Communications, Inc., in New York City, serving as editor in chief of Financial World (1973-1983) and Saturday Review (1980-1982) and editor of Money & Credit (1970-1973). He was portfolio manager for the Businessman's Fund in 1969-1971; security analyst, vice president, and director of research for Scheinman, Hochstin & Trotta in 1967-1969; and investment adviser with Burnham & Co. in 1963-1967. He was a member of the executive committee of the President's Private Sector Survey for Cost Control Task Force (1983-1984) and the President's National Productivity Advisory Committee (1982-1983).

Mr. Kingon graduated from Union College (B.S., 1953) and attended New York University Graduate School of Business Administration in 1956-1961. He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born May 11, 1931, in Brooklyn, NY.

Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Alfred H. Kingon as Assistant to the President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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