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Department of the Interior Nomination of James A. Joseph To Be Under Secretary.

February 24, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate James A. Joseph to be Under Secretary of the Interior. Joseph is currently vice president of Cummins Engine Co. and president of Cummins Engine Foundation in Columbus, Ind.

He was born in Opelousas, La., on March 12, 1935. He received a B.A. from Southern University in 1956 and a B.D. from Yale University in 1963. He served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant from 1956 to 1958.

In 1963-64 Joseph was an instructor and recruitment officer at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. From 1964 to 1967, he was associate chaplain at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, Calif., and also taught at Pitzer and Claremont Men's Colleges.

From 1967 to 1969, he was associate director of Irwin-Sweeney-Miller and Cummins Engine Foundations where he developed national philanthropic programs. In 1969-70, he returned to the Claremont Colleges as chaplain and a member of the faculty of the School of Theology.

From 1970 to 1972, Joseph was executive director of Irwin-Sweeney-Miller and Cummins Engine Foundations. In 1972, he became vice president of Cummins Engine Go. and president of Cummins Engine Foundation.

His personal responsibilities include public policy analysis, government relations worldwide, corporate philanthropy, the corporate responsibility of manufacturing units and sales and service outlets in more than 100 countries, and key social and political aspects of long-range planning. He also serves on the company's Environmental Affairs, Policy and Operating Committees.

Joseph is married to the former Doris Taylor. They have a son and a daughter and reside in Columbus, Ind.

Jimmy Carter, Department of the Interior Nomination of James A. Joseph To Be Under Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242661