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Department of the Interior Nomination of Leo M. Krulitz To Be Solicitor.

February 24, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Leo M. Krulitz as Solicitor of the Department of the Interior. Krulitz is currently vice president and treasurer of the Irwin Management Co. in Columbus, Ind.

He was born June 15, 1938, in Wallace, Idaho. He received a B.A. degree from Stanford University in 1960, a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1963, and an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1969, where he held the Faville Fellowship.

Krulitz practiced law from 1963 to 1967 with the firm of Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett and Blanton, in Boise, Idaho.

After receiving his M.B.A. in 1969, Krulitz joined the Irwin Management Co. He became vice president and treasurer in 1974.

Krulitz recently has been assisting Interior Secretary Cecil D. Andrus in legal matters involving the transition of his administration.

Krulitz is married to the former Donna Ristau. They have two daughters and live in Columbus, Ind.

Jimmy Carter, Department of the Interior Nomination of Leo M. Krulitz To Be Solicitor. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242737