Nomination of Alan C. Nelson To Be Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
The President today announced his intention to nominate Alan C. Nelson to be Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, Department of Justice. He would sueteed Leonel J. Castillo. Norman Braman, who was announced on September 29, 1981, has asked that his name be withdrawn from consideration due to personal reasons.
Mr. Nelson is currently serving as Deputy Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Commissioner, he was an attorney with Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Go. in San Francisco (1975-81); director, Department of Rehabilitation for the State of California (1972-75); assistant director, Department of Human Resources Development for the State of California (1969-72); deputy district attorney for Alameda County (1964-69); and an attorney with the firm of Rogers, Clark & Jordan (1958-64).
He graduated from the University of California (B.S., 1955) and the University of California School of Law (J.D., 1958). He is married, has three children, and resides in Lafayette, Calif. He was born October 18, 1933, in Oakland, Calif.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Alan C. Nelson To Be Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247133