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Department of Labor Nomination of Arnold H. Packer To Be an Assistant Secretary.

March 11, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Arnold H. Packer to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (Policy, Evaluation and Research). Packer is chief economist for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee.

He was born February 26, 1935, in New York City. He received a B.S. from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1956, an M.S. in business administration from Sacramento State College in 1965, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina in 1969.

From 1957 to 1961, Packer was a project engineer for Jaros, Baum and Bolles in New York City. He worked as an information systems analyst for Aerojet-General Corp., in Sacramento from 1961 to 1965.

From 1965 to 1969, Packer was a project leader at Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina, working on problems in economic planning and on community health systems.

He was an economist on the Director's staff in the Office of Management and Budget from 1969 to 1971. Packer was senior economist on the Committee for Economic Development from 1971 until 1974, when he became chief economist for the Budget Committee.

Packer is married and has three children. He resides in Bethesda, Md.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Labor Nomination of Arnold H. Packer To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242970