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Department of the Treasury Nomination of William J. Beckham, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary.

March 18, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate William J. Beckham, Jr., to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Administration). Beckham is chief executive assistant and deputy mayor of Detroit.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 7, 1940. He attended Detroit Institute of Technology (1959-60), Wayne State University (1960-62), American University (1962-64), and the University of Maryland (1965-66), taking courses in political science.

Beckham worked as a Capitol Police officer at the U.S. Senate from 1962 to 1964. In 1964 he went to work for Senator Philip Hart's campaign in Detroit as a campaign assistant. In January 1965, he joined Senator Hart's staff in Washington as an aide responsible for correspondence to constituents.

From 1966 to 1970, Beckham served as an administrative aide in Senator Hart's Detroit office, where he was responsible for managing the office and establishing an additional office in Grand Rapids.

Beckham served as staff assistant in Senator Hart's Washington office from 1971 to 1973, responsible for monitoring and reviewing legislative and .agency actions in the areas of labor, education, housing, 'and hunger and malnutrition, and for coordinating the activities of the Michigan offices.

From January 1973 to November 1973, Beckham served as director of the Equal Opportunities Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Subcommittee.

In November 1973, he joined Detroit mayor-elect Coleman Young's transition staff as director, and in January 1974 he became chief executive assistant and deputy mayor of Detroit.

Beckham is married and resides in Detroit.

Jimmy Carter, Department of the Treasury Nomination of William J. Beckham, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243150