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Department of Energy Nomination of Lynn R. Coleman To Be General Counsel.

September 23, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Lynn R. Coleman, of Washington, D.C., to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy.

Coleman was born August 17, 1939. He received a B.A. from Abilene Christian College in 1961 and graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1964.

Since 1965 Coleman has practiced law with the Houston-based firm of Vinson & Elkins. In 1973 he established the firm's Washington office, and he has been in Washington since then, engaging principally in an energy-related practice. His experience includes litigation, both civil and criminal, oil and gas law, legislation, and practice before the Federal Power Commission and the Federal Energy Administration.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Energy Nomination of Lynn R. Coleman To Be General Counsel. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242275