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Nomination of Clayton Yeutter To Be United States Trade Representative

April 02, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Clayton Yeutter to be United States Trade Representative. He would succeed William E. Brock.

Since 1978 Mr. Yeutter has been president and chief executive officer of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Previously he was a senior partner in the law firm of Nelson, Harding, Yeutter & Leonard in Lincoln, NE, in 1977-1978. Mr. Yeutter was Deputy Special Trade Representative in 1975-1977. Prior to that time, he served at the Department of Agriculture as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Commodity Programs (1974-1975); Assistant Secretary for Marketing and Consumer Services (1973-1974); and Administrator, Consumer and Marketing Service (1970-1971). He was director of the University of Nebraska Mission in Colombia in 1968-1970 and executive assistant to the Governor of Nebraska in 1966-1968. He was a faculty member in the department of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska in 1960-1966. From 1957 until 1975, he operated a 2,500-acre farming-ranching-cattle feeding enterprise in central Nebraska.

Mr. Yeutter serves as a member of the boards of directors of ConAgra, Inc., the U.S. Meat Export Federation, the Japan America Society of Chicago, Inc., and the Chicago-Tokyo Bank. He is a member and immediate past chairman of the board of directors of the Chicago Association of Commerce & Industry and a member of the board of trustees of Winrock, Inc., in Morrilton, AR.

He graduated from the University of Nebraska (B.S., 1952; J.D., 1963; Ph.D., 1966). He is married, has four children, and resides in Hinsdale, IL. He was born December 10, 1930, in Eustis, NE.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Clayton Yeutter To Be United States Trade Representative Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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