Appointment of Richard Bender Abell as a Member of the Board of Directors of Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated
The President today announced his intention to appoint Richard Bender Abell to be a member of the Board of Directors, Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated, Department of Justice. He will succeed Peter D. Bensinger.
Mr. Abell is Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Justice Assistance. Previously he was an associate with the law offices of Reilly, Fogwell & Lachall in West Chester, PA. He was assistant district attorney, police legal coordinator, in Chester County, PA, in 1974-1979.
He graduated from the George Washington University (B.A., 1966) and the George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1974). He also attended the Instituto Politecnico Colombiano in 1967. He is married, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born December 2, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Richard Bender Abell as a Member of the Board of Directors of Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259743