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Appointment of James F. Kuhn as Special Assistant to the President

April 22, 1985

The President today announced the appointment of James F. Kuhn to be Special Assistant to the President. Mr. Kuhn will serve as the President's personal aide.

Since 1981 Mr. Kuhn has been serving as a staff assistant in the Presidential Advance Office. In that capacity, he coordinated the development and execution of Presidential events at and away from the White House.

Prior to joining the White House staff, Mr. Kuhn served on the staff of President elect Reagan, establishing the transition office in Los Angeles and coordinating the President-elect's schedule from Election Day 1980 to Inauguration Day 1981. During the 1980 Presidential campaign, he served as an advance representative of candidate Reagan. Before joining the campaign, Mr. Kuhn served as assistant to the vice president and group manager at IPS Industries, an industrial manufacturers representative firm, in Canton, OH.

Mr. Kuhn graduated from Kent State University (B.A., 1974). He is married to the former Carole McGlone. They have one daughter, Caitlin Marie, and reside in Alexandria, VA. Mr. Kuhn was born February 26, 1952, in Tiffin, OH.

Ronald Reagan, Appointment of James F. Kuhn as Special Assistant to the President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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