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Department of Housing and Urban Development Nomination of Jay Janis To Be Under Secretary.

March 03, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Jay Janis to be Under Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Janis is senior vice president of Management and Business Affairs at the University of Massachusetts.

He was born December 22, 1932, in Los Angeles, Calif., and received a B.A. degree from Yale University in 1954.

Janis was a builder for the Janis Construction Co. from 1956 to 1964. From 1964 to 1966, he was a special assistant to the Under Secretary of Commerce.

Janis was executive assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1966 to 1969. From 1969 to 1975, he was a coprincipal in MGIC Janis Properties, Inc., a building and community development company in Florida. In 1976 he became a vice president at the University of Massachusetts.

Janis was chairman of Florida Governor Reubin Askew's Housing Goals Council from 1973 to 1975. In 1972-73 he was chairman of the NAHB Land Use Policy Committee. In 1974-75 Janis served as president of the board of trustees of the Florida International University Foundation. He was chairman of the Dade County Community Relations Board in 1972.

Janis is married to the former Juel Mendelsohn. They have two children and reside in Coral Gables, Fla.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Housing and Urban Development Nomination of Jay Janis To Be Under Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242877