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Department of Defense Nomination of Deanne C. Siemer To Be General Counsel.

April 01, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Deanne C. Siemer, of Strykersville, N.Y., to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense. She is presently an attorney with the Washington law firm of Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering.

Ms. Siemer was born on December 25, 1940, in Buffalo, N.Y. She received a B.A. degree from George Washington University in 1962. In 1963 and 1964, she studied at the University of Hawaii, including field study in Thailand.

In 1964 and 1965, Siemer worked for the Office of Management and Budget as an examiner in the foreign affairs area. She attended Harvard Law School from 1965 to 1968, receiving an LL.B. degree cum laude.

Since 1968 she has been with Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering. She has also served as a part-time faculty member at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in 1975-76, and at the University of Buffalo Law School in 1974-75, and as a lawyer adviser for the trial practice course at Harvard Law School.

She has held an East-West Center Scholarship and has been president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Defense Nomination of Deanne C. Siemer To Be General Counsel. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243591