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Department of Agriculture Nomination of Carol Tucker Foreman To Be an Assistant Secretary.

March 07, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Carol Tucker Foreman to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture (Food and Consumer Services). Ms. Foreman is executive director of the Consumer Federation of America.

She was born May 3, 1938, in Little Rock, Ark. She received an A.B. degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1960 and has done graduate work at American University in Washington.

In 1961 Ms. Foreman worked as a research assistant for the Permanent Investigations Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Government Operations Committee. From 1961 to 1963, she was an associate in Federal Counsel Associates and represented the Metals Committee of the New York Commodity Exchange.

Ms. Foreman taught American government and U.S. history at William Woods College in Fulton, Mo., in 1963-64. In 1965 she worked as a writer-researcher for National Educational Television.

From 1965 to 1966, she was director of research and publications for the Democratic National Committee and editor of "The Democrat." She served as a congressional liaison aide for the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1966 to 1969.

Ms. Foreman was chief of information liaison for the Center for Family Planning Program Development of Planned Parenthood-World Population from 1969 to 1971. From 1971 to 1972, she was director of policy coordination for the Commission on Population Growth and the American Future.

From 1972 to 1973, she was executive director of the Citizens' Committee on Population and the American Future, a privately funded project to disseminate the findings and recommendations of the Commission on Population Growth and the American Future.

Since 1973 she has been executive director of the Consumer Federation of America and of the Paul Douglas Consumer Research Center, which is the education and research arm of the Consumer Federation of America.

She is a member of Women's Equity Action League and past president of its National Capital chapter. She was a member of the District of Columbia Commission on the Status of Women in 1973-74.

Ms. Foreman is married to Jay H. Foreman. They have two children and reside in the District of Columbia.

Note: On March 8, the President announced that he would nominate Ms. Foreman to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Agriculture Nomination of Carol Tucker Foreman To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242912