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

February 13, 1981

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

Dr. Devine was the transition team leader for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and related personnel agencies of the Federal Government within the office of the President-elect. He has been an associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland since 1967. During the 1980 Presidential campaign, Dr. Devine was a regional political director of the Reagan-Bush Committee. He also served as Maryland State chairman, deputy director of political planning and analysis, and coordinator for Delaware and the District of Columbia. In 1978 Dr. Devine was the Republican nominee for State Comptroller of Maryland.

Dr. Devine has been active in Republican Party politics for many years. He is the author of many publications and articles.

He was graduated from St. John's University (B.B.A., 1959), City University of New York (M.A., 1965), and Syracuse University (Ph.D., 1967).

Dr. Devine is married and has four children. He resides with his family in Wheaton, Md. Dr. Devine is 43.

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/246508