Environmental Protection Agency Nomination of Three Persons To Be Assistant Administrators.
The President today announced three persons whom he will nominate for positions at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They are:
Marvin B. Durning, of Seattle, Wash., to be an Assistant Administrator. He would replace Stanley W. Legro, resigned, and his primary area of responsibility would be enforcement.
Durning was born June 21, 1929, in New Orleans. He received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1949, a BA-MA from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship in 1952, and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956.
Durning has practiced law in Seattle since 1959, and is currently a partner in the firm of Durning, Smith & Brucker. He is a founder and director of Mathematical Sciences Northwest, Inc., a research and development firm. He has taught law and economics at Yale University and the University of Washington. He served as chairman of the Washington State Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation from 1965 to 1967 and served on the Joint Committee on Urban Area Government of the Washington State Legislature in 1961 and 1962. He was the first chairman of the Seattle Design Commission, serving from 1968 to 1970.
David G. Hawkins, of Washington, D.C., to be an Assistant Administrator. He would replace Roger Strelow, resigned, and his primary area of responsibility would be air and waste management.
Hawkins was born July 8, 1943, in Hartford, Conn. He received a B.A. from Yale College in 1965 and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School in 1970. From 1970 to 1971, he was an environmental attorney at 'Stern Community Law Firm, and since 1971 he has been a staff attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Steven D. Jellinek, of Chevy Chase, Md., to be Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances, a new position.
Jellinek was born May 22, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received an A.B. from the University of Rochester in 1960 and an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1961.
From 1961 to 1967, Jellinek worked for the Internal Revenue Service in various personnel management and administrative positions. From 1967 to 1969, he was staff assistant to the Assistant Commissioner of the IRS for Compliance, and from 1969 to 1971 he was special assistant to the Assistant Commissioner for Compliance.
In 1971 and 1972, Jellinek was a staff member at the Council on Environmental Quality, and in 1972 and 1973 he was a senior staff member there. Since 1973 he has been Staff Director of the Council.
Jimmy Carter, Environmental Protection Agency Nomination of Three Persons To Be Assistant Administrators. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244263