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High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands - Nomination of Adrian P. Winkel

April 22, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Adrian P. Winkel, of Bethesda, Md., to be High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

Winkel is currently staff consultant on territories to the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

He was born on April 19, 1915, in Breckenridge, Minn. He received a B.A. in 1937 from St. John's University in Minnesota.

From 1937 to 1941, Winkel taught social sciences at St. John's College Preparatory School in St. John's, Minn. He attended graduate school at the University of Notre Dame in 1941 and 1942, and from 1943 to 1947 he taught at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee.

From 1947 to 1949, Winkel taught at the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. He served as administrative assistant to Representative Eugene J. McCarthy of Minnesota, in Washington, from 1949 to 1955. From 1955 to 1957, he was assistant to the State commissioner of taxation for Minnesota.

Winkel served as commissioner of public works for St. Paul, Minn., from 1957 to 1960. From 1960 to 1961, he was chairman of the Democratic Party State Central Committee of Minnesota, and from 1961 to 1969, he was regional director of the U.S. Post Office Department for the upper mid-west region.

From 1971 to 1973, Winkel served as an assistant to Representative Phillip Burton. In 1973, he became staff consultant on territories to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

Jimmy Carter, High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands - Nomination of Adrian P. Winkel Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243529