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Appointment of William B. Lacy as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Political Affairs

April 05, 1985

The President has appointed William B. Lacy to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Political Affairs. In this position, Mr. Lacy will coordinate White House and Republican Party activity during the 1985-1986 election cycle. He will serve as the chief political deputy to Edward J. Rollins, Assistant to the President for Political and Governmental Affairs.

Mr. Lacy served as director of political operations for the Republican National Committee in 1984-1985. He also coordinated RNC political activity with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the Republican Governors' Association. In 1984 he coordinated RNC political activities with the Reagan-Bush committee. Before joining the Republican National Committee, Mr. Lacy was a senior account executive with Decision/Making/ Information in McLean, VA. He served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs in 1983 and Deputy Director of Political Affairs in 1982. In 1981-1982 he served as deputy campaign director and as a regional field director at the National Republican Congressional Committee.

He graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1975). He is married and resides in Annapolis, MD. He was born January 1, 1954, in Detroit, MI.

Ronald Reagan, Appointment of William B. Lacy as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Political Affairs Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259877

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