Designation of Roger B. Porter as Executive Secretary of the Economic Policy Council
The President today announced he was designating Roger B. Porter to be Executive Secretary of the Economic Policy Council.
Mr. Porter is Deputy Assistant to the President for Policy Development and Director of the White House Office of Policy Development. He served as Executive Secretary of the Cabinet Council on Economic Affairs from 1981 to 1985. He was on the faculty of the School of Government at Harvard University from 1977 to 1981. He is the author of several books and articles, including "Presidential Decision Making."
Mr. Porter was a White House fellow from 1974 to 1975. He was appointed Special Assistant to the President and served as Executive Secretary of the President's Economic Policy Board from 1974 to 1977. He was assistant dean and tutor in politics at
Queen's College, Oxford University, from 1971 to 1972. He served as associate director of the Utah Local Government Modernization Study in 1972 and has been actively involved in State constitutional revision efforts. He was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in America for 1981 by the United States Jaycees.
A native of Utah, Mr. Porter received his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University in 1969 and was selected as a Rhodes scholar and as a Woodrow Wilson fellow, receiving his bachelor of philosophy degree from Oxford University in 1971. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1978.
He is married to the former Ann Robinson, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born on June 19, 1946.
Ronald Reagan, Designation of Roger B. Porter as Executive Secretary of the Economic Policy Council Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260269