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Department of Housing and Urban Development - Nomination of Chester C. McGuire, It., To Be an Assistant Secretary

March 25, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Chester C. McGuire, Jr., of Berkeley, Calif., to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity). McGuire is vice president and secretary of Berkeley Planning Associates, president of McGuire Associates, and an assistant professor in the department of city and regional planning of the University of California at Berkeley.

McGuire was born in Gary, Ind., on October 29, 1936. He received an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College in 1958 and an M.B.A. (1964) and Ph.D. (1974) from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

He served in the Navy from 1959 to 1962, and from 1962 to 1964 he was a financial analyst for the Inland Steel Co. in Chicago. From 1965 to 1968, McGuire worked as an economist for the Real Estate Research Corp.

McGuire served as vice president and general manager of the Winston A. Burnett Construction Co. in San Francisco from 1968 until 1970, when he joined the faculty at Berkeley. He has been vice president and secretary of Berkeley Planning Associates and president of McGuire Associates since 1972.

McGuire was elected to the board of directors of the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District in 1974. From 1973 to 1975, he served as chairperson of the Berkeley Master Plan Revision Committee.

McGuire has been a program and policy consultant to HUD on housing issues and a consultant to financial institutions, advising in regard to lending practices in older central city areas. He has also served as a consultant to the city of San Francisco, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Berkeley Neighborhood Traffic Study, the East Palo Alto 701 Planning Programs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Association of Bay Area Governments. He has had numerous articles published on housing, transportation, and urban subjects.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Housing and Urban Development - Nomination of Chester C. McGuire, It., To Be an Assistant Secretary Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243371