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Department of Agriculture Nomination of James C. Webster To Be an Assistant Secretary.

September 28, 1979

The President today announced that he will nominate James C. Webster, of Madison, S. Dak., to be Assistant Secretary of Agriculture. He would replace Dale Hathaway, who has been appointed Under Secretary of Agriculture.

Webster has been director of the Office of Governmental and Public Affairs at the Agriculture Department since 1977.

He was born February 9, 1938, in Grand Island, Nebr. From 1961 to 1963, he was South Dakota manager for UPI, and from 1963 to 1968, he was managing editor of the Madison Daily Leader. From 1968 to 1969, he was editor of the East River Guardian.

From 1970 to 1973, Webster was director of public relations for the American Public Power Association. From 1973 to 1975, he was legislative assistant and press secretary to Senator George McGovern. From 1975 to 1977, he was chief clerk and press secretary of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Agriculture Nomination of James C. Webster To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/248560