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Department of the Navy Nomination of R. James Woolsey To Be Under Secretary.

February 21, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate R. James Woolsey to be Under Secretary of the Navy. Woolsey is associated with the firm of Shea and Gardner in Washington, D.C.

He was born in Tulsa, Okla., on September 21, 1941. He received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1963. He attended Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship from 1963 to 1965 and received an M.A. He received an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1968, where he was managing editor of the Yale Law Journal.

In 1968 Woolsey became associated with the firm of O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. He received a reserve commission in the U.S. Army through the ROTC program and entered on active duty in August 1968, serving until August 1970 as a program analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as an adviser on the U.S. Detegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks in Helsinki and Vienna, 1969 to 1970.

From September 1970 to December 1970, Woolsey was assigned from the Department of Defense to the Program Analysis Office of the National Security Council staff.

Woolsey was general counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services from December 1970 until December 1973, when he joined the firm of Shea and Gardner.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of Stanford Associates. He served as a trustee on the Stanford University Board of Trustees from 1972 to 1974.

Woolsey is married to the former Suzanne Haley. They have two sons and reside in Chevy Chase, Md.

Jimmy Carter, Department of the Navy Nomination of R. James Woolsey To Be Under Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242836