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Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Nomination of Frank Peter S. Libassi To Be General Counsel.

March 11, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Frank Peter S. Libassi to be General Counsel of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Libassi is president of Greater Hartford Process, Inc., and the Greater Hartford Community Corp. in Hartford, Conn.

He was born on April 20, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received a B.A. from Colgate University in 1951 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1954.

From 1954 to 1956, Libassi was an attorney with the New York State Rent Commission. He was a civil rights attorney with the New York State Commission Against Discrimination from 1956 to 1962, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1962 to 1966, and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1966 to 1968.

From 1968 to 1971, Libassi did urban development work for the National Urban Coalition in Washington. He worked on community development for the American City Corp. in Hartford, Conn., from 1971 to 1972. In 1972 he joined Greater Hartford Process, Inc., and in 1973 he joined the Greater Hartford Community Corp.

Libassi has been a consultant to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He is the coauthor of "Revitalizing Central City Investments" (1977) and has edited several staff publications of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Libassi was a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow in 1974, 1975, and 1976. He has received the Distinguished Service Award and the Superior Service Citation from HEW, and the Meritorious Service Award and the Superior Performance Award from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

He is married and has three children. He resides in West Hartford, Conn.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Nomination of Frank Peter S. Libassi To Be General Counsel. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243002