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Nomination of Donald E. Shasteen To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

March 01, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald E. Shasteen to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veteran's Employment. He would succeed William Plowden, Jr.

Mr. Shasteen is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Veteran's Employment and Training. Previously, he was Deputy Under Secretary for Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations (1981-1982); codirector, Senate transition assistance, Republican Conference of the U.S. Senate (1980-1981); administrative assistant to Senator Gordon J. Humphrey of New Hampshire (1979-1980); and executive assistant (1966-1973) and then administrative assistant to Senator Carl T. Curtis of Nebraska (1973-1978). He was a candidate for United States Senator in Nebraska in 1978.

Mr. Shasteen graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder (B.A., 1950). He is married, has four children, and resides in Potomac, MD. He was born December 3, 1928, in Englewood, CO.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Donald E. Shasteen To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259907