Appointment of Marion C. Blakey as a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars
The President today appointed Marion C. Blakey to be a member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars. This is an initial appointment.
Ms. Blakey is currently Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Affairs and Communications Planning at the White House. Prior to this she was director of public affairs and special assistant to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. From 1982 to 1984, she was Director of Public Affairs at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Previously Ms. Blakey served as director of that agency's youth programs and in its Office of Planning and Policy Assessment.
Ms. Blakey holds a bachelor's degree from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia (1970), where she majored in international affairs. She attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies for graduate work in Middle East affairs. Ms. Blakey is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Marion C. Blakey as a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/253498