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Nomination of Clarence E. Hodges To Be Chief of the Children's Bureau

November 27, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Clarence E. Hodges to be Chief of the Children's Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services. He would succeed John A. Calhoun III.

Mr. Hodges is Assistant Director, Community Services Administration, and Director of Community Action. He was staff assistant to Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) in 1977-81; employed with the Indianapolis Housing Authority in 1976-77; director, Department of Human Resources, and assistant to the mayor in 1973-76; Executive Director, Concentrated Employment Program, U.S. Department of Labor, St. Louis, Mo., in 1967-73; director of social services, Kinloch School District, St. Louis County, Mo., in 1966-67; and casework supervisor, Division of Welfare, State of Missouri, in 1962-66.

Mr. Hodges was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives from the 11th District of Indiana in 1980. He graduated from Upper Iowa University (B.A.) and Occidental College (M.A.). He is married, has four children, and resides in Silver Spring, Md. He was born October 1, 1939, in Princeton, N.C.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Clarence E. Hodges To Be Chief of the Children's Bureau Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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