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Nomination of Andrew L. Lewis, Jr., To Be Secretary of Transportation

January 20, 1981

The President today nominated Andrew Lindsay Lewis, Jr., of Schwenksville, Pa., to be Secretary of Transportation.

Mr. Lewis is deputy chairman of the Republican National Committee. He also served as deputy director of the Office of the President-elect. Since 1974 he has been associated with the firm of Lewis & Associates, financial and management consultants, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Born November 3, 1931, Mr. Lewis received his B.S. from Haverford College in Pennsylvania in 1953, his M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1955, and did postgraduate work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968.

From 1955 to 1960, Mr. Lewis was foreman, job superintendent, production manager, and director of Henkels & McCoy, Inc., of Blue Bell, Pa. From 1960 to 1968, he was vice president for sales and director of American Olean Tile Company, Inc., a division of National Gypsum Co. in Lansdale, Pa.

In 1969 and 1970 he served as assistant to the chairman of National Gypsum Co. in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1970 he joined the Simplex Wire & Cable Co. in Boston as president and chief executive officer and served as its chairman until 1972. From 1970 to 1974, he was president and chief executive officer of Snelling & Snelling, Inc.

He is a director of Wawa, Inc., Henkels & McCoy, Inc., Tamaqua Wire & Cable Co., Provident National Corp., Provident National Bank, Philadelphia Suburban Water Co., and the Coleman Co.

He served as organizational chairman of the Dick Schweiker for Congress Committee in 1960 and the Pennsylvania State Committee for the 24th Senatorial District from 1964 to 1966 and from 1970 to 1973; Republican chairman of Montgomery County, Pa., from 1965 to 1968; a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1980; chairman of the Schweiker for Senator Committee in 1968; chairman of the Republican Financial Committee of Pennsylvania from 1971 to 1973; the Republican national committeeman for Pennsylvania from 1976 to the present. He was the Republican candidate for Governor in 1974.

He is married to the former Marilyn S. Stoughton, and they have three children: Karen Stoughton Sacks, Russell Shephard, and Andrew Lindsay IV.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Andrew L. Lewis, Jr., To Be Secretary of Transportation Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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