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Department of Justice Nomination of Peter F. Flaherty To Be Deputy Attorney General.

March 08, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Peter F. Flaherty to be Deputy Attorney General. Flaherty is currently mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Flaherty was born June 25, 1924, in Pittsburgh. He received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1951. He received his M.B.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1967. He served in the United States Air Force from 1943 to 1946, when he was honorably discharged as a captain.

Flaherty engaged in the private practice of law in Pittsburgh from 1952 to 1957 and from 1964 to 1966. From 1957 to 1964, he served as an assistant district attorney for Allegheny County. He was a councilman for the city of Pittsburgh from 1966 until 1970, when he was elected mayor.

Flaherty is married to the former Nancy Houlihan. They have five children and reside in Pittsburgh.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Justice Nomination of Peter F. Flaherty To Be Deputy Attorney General. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242922