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Department of Agriculture Nomination of Sarah Weddington To Be General Counsel.

July 15, 1977

The President today announced his intention to nominate Sarah Weddington, of Austin, Tex., to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture.

Weddington was born February 2, 1945, in Alibene, Tex. She is a member of the Texas House of Representatives and a specialist in family law.

She was the first woman ever elected to the Texas Legislature from Travis County. As a State Representative since 1974, Ms. Weddington served as a delegate to the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1975, where she was a member of the Legislative Committee.

A graduate of the University of Texas Law School, she served for 3 years as assistant reporter to the American Bar Association Special Project to Reevaluate Ethical Standards. She practiced for a year as assistant city attorney for Fort Worth, resigning in 1971 to start her private practice in Austin.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Agriculture Nomination of Sarah Weddington To Be General Counsel. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243119