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Appointment of Howard H. Baker, Jr., as a Member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

April 15, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Howard H. Baker, Jr., to be a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. This is a new position.

Senator Baker is a senior partner in the law firm of Vinson & Elkins in Washington, DC. He also serves as a partner in the firm of Baker, Worthington, Crossley, Stansberry & Woolf in Huntsville and Knoxville, TN. He served as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1966 to 1985. He was minority leader in 1977-1981 and majority leader in 1981-1985. He was cochairman of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities and a member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Rules and Administration, and the Select Committee on Intelligence.

He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1984. He attended the University of the South and Tulane University. He graduated from the University of Tennessee (LL.B., 1949). He is married, has two children, and resides in Huntsville, TN. He was born November 15, 1925, in Huntsville, TN.

Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Howard H. Baker, Jr., as a Member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259958

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