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Department of Housing and Urban Development Nomination of Ruth T. Prokop To Be General Counsel.

April 07, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Ruth T. Prokop, of Washington, D.C., to be General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prokop is the senior counsel of General Telephone & Electronics in Washington.

She was born May 30, 1939, in San Saba, Tex. She received a B.A. from the George Washington University School of International Affairs and Business and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 1965.

In 1961 and 1962, Prokop worked on the staff of then-Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. From 1962 to 1964, she was a Legislative Assistant to the President's Commission on the Status of Women.

From 1964 to 1966, Prokop served as Legislative Counsel to the President's Committee on Consumer Interest. From 1966 to 1969, she was Special Assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Prokop practiced law with the firm of Brownstein, Zeidman, Schomer & Chase from 1970 until 1973, when she became senior counsel for General Telephone & Electronics.

She is a coauthor of the book "A Survey of the Laws Relating to the Investment of Private Trust Funds and State Retirement Funds in Mortgage Notes" (1969).

Jimmy Carter, Department of Housing and Urban Development Nomination of Ruth T. Prokop To Be General Counsel. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243049