Appointment of Paul B. Simmons as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Policy Information
The President has appointed Paul B. Simmons as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Policy Information.
Mr. Simmons has served as acting executive secretary of the Cabinet Council on Human Resources since September 12, 1983. Previously he was Deputy U.S.. Commissioner of Social Security in 1981-1983. He served 4 years, beginning in February 1977, on the senior staff of Gov. James R. Thompson of Illinois, first as director of the State of Illinois Washington office and later as executive assistant to the Governor. He was also director of the Governor's Cost Control Task Force.
Mr. Simmons was a special assistant in the office of the Assistant HEW Secretary for Legislation in 1975-1976; associate commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services in 1972-1974; executive assistant to the New York State Commissioner of Health in 1969-1972; and with the Capital Newspapers Group of the Hearst Corp. in 1964-1969.
He graduated from St. Michael's College (B.A., 1964) and the State University of New York Graduate School of Public Affairs (M.A., 1965). He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born February 6, 1942, in Portland, ME.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Paul B. Simmons as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Policy Information Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/261699