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Department of Housing and Urban Development Nomination of Harry K. Schwartz To Be an Assistant Secretary.

March 21, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Harry K. Schwartz, of Philadelphia, Pa., to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Legislative Affairs). Schwartz is a partner in the law firm of Decherr, Price and Rhoads in Philadelphia.

He was born in Philadelphia on April 20, 1934. He received a B.A. degree in government from Harvard College in 1955, summa cum laude. In 1955-56 Schwartz was a Fulbright Scholar at Worcester College of Oxford University. He received an LL.B degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959.

Schwartz served as law clerk to Judge George T. Washington of the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1960 and 1961, and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia in 1961 and 1962.

He was an attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 1962 and 1963, and from 1963 to 1967 he was administrative assistant and legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Joseph S. Clark.

In 1968 Schwartz served as chief counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower, and Poverty. In 1969 he joined the firm of Dechert, Price and Rhoads. During the 1976 general election campaign, Schwartz was a national task force director for the Carter/Mondale campaign.

Schwartz is a member of the board and former counsel of the Philadelphia Urban Coalition. He is vice chairman of Americans for Democratic Action (Southeast Pennsylvania) and former president of Central Philadelphia Reform Democrats.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Housing and Urban Development Nomination of Harry K. Schwartz To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243232