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Designation of Charles D. Hobbs as Director of the Office of Policy Development

October 17, 1985

Charles D. Hobbs, Deputy Assistant to the President for Policy Development, has been designated as the Director of the Office of Policy Development, replacing Dr. Roger B. Porter, who has left the administration to return to the faculty at Harvard University.

Mr. Hobbs has served on the White House staff since April 1984. From 1972 to 1984, he was president and principal consultant of Charles D. Hobbs, Inc., a California-based public policy and management consulting firm. His company served a wide variety of Federal, State, and local government agencies in the development of public service programs and management plans. Mr. Hobbs was chief deputy director of social welfare in California from 1970 to 1972 and also served on then-Governor Reagan's tax limitation and local government task forces in 1973 and 1974. He was a delegate to the Economic Summit Conference on Inflation in 1975. Mr. Hobbs designed and managed the development of computer-based information and command/ control systems from 1958 to 1970.

He graduated from Northwestern University (B.S., 1955) and was a Woodrow Wilson fellow at UCLA in 1958 and 1959. He was the distinguished military graduate at Northwestern in 1955 and served 3 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was born September 2, 1933, in Kansas City, MO, and now resides in Arlington, VA.

Ronald Reagan, Designation of Charles D. Hobbs as Director of the Office of Policy Development Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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