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Nomination of C. Austin Fitts To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

May 25, 1989

The President today announced his intention to nominate C. Austin Fitts to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Federal Housing Commissioner). He would succeed Thomas T. Demery. [ See APP Note below. ]

Since 1978 Mr. Fitts has served in several capacities with Dillon, Read & Co., Inc., in New York City, including managing director, 1986 to present; senior vice president, 1984 - 1986; vice president, 1982 - 1984; and an associate, 1978 - 1982.

Mr. Fitts graduated from Bennett College (A.A., 1970), the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1974), and the Wharton School of Business (M.B.A., 1978). He was born in 1950 in Philadelphia, PA, and resides in New York City.

[APP Note: This document is reproduced as originally published in the Public Papers. In fact, Catherine Austin Fitts is a female, and all gendered references in this announcement are incorrect.]

George Bush, Nomination of C. Austin Fitts To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/262642