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Department of the Interior Nomination of Robert L. Herbst To Be an Assistant Secretary.

March 02, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Robert L. Herbst to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Fish, Wildlife and Parks). Herbst is currently Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Herbst was born October 5, 1935, in Minneapolis. He received a B.S. in forest management from the University of Minnesota in 1957. He served as an instructor at the University of Minnesota in 1956 and 1957.

From 1957 to 1963, Herbst served as a forester with the Minnesota Conservation Department. He was executive secretary of Keep Minnesota Green, Inc., from 1963 to 1966.

Herbst served as deputy commissioner and acting commissioner of the Minnesota Conservation Department from 1966 to 1969. From 1969 to 1971, he was national executive director of the Izaak Walton League of America.

Herbst was appointed Commissioner of Natural Resources for the State of Minnesota in 1971.

He is the recipient of many awards, including the "Best Conservation Education Program in the Nation" from the American Association for Conservation Information, 1974.

Herbst and his wife, Evelyn, have three children and reside in Bloomington, Minn.

Jimmy Carter, Department of the Interior Nomination of Robert L. Herbst To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242873