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Nomination of Donald J. Devine To Be Director of the Office of Personnel Management

March 08, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald J. Devine to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management for a term of 4 years. This is a reappointment.

Dr. Devine has served as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management since 1981. He was given the United Negro College Fund's Humanitarian Award for his efforts in conducting the Government's annual charity drive, the Combined Federal Campaign. An award given by AMVETS recognized his efforts on behalf of veterans employed as civilian government employees. The District of Columbia Rehabilitation Association presented him with their Employer of the Year Award in 1984 in recognition of the fact that OPM hired the largest number of handicapped individuals of any Federal Agency or private sector firm in the Washington area during 1983. A former professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland (1967-1981), Dr. Devine has authored a number of books, including The Political Culture of the United States; The Attentive Public; Does Freedom Work?; and most recently Reagan Electionomics, 1976-1984. In 1978 he was the Republican nominee for State comptroller of Maryland.

Dr. Devine graduated from St. John's University (B.B.A., 1959), City University of New York (M.A., 1965), and Syracuse University (Ph.D., 1967). He is married, has four children, and resides in Wheaton, MD. He was born April 14, 1937, in Bronxville, NY.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Donald J. Devine To Be Director of the Office of Personnel Management Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260069