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Nomination of Donna M. Alvarado To Be Director of ACTION

January 31, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donna M. Alvarado to be Director of the ACTION agency. She would succeed Thomas W. Pauken.

Since 1983 she has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Equal Opportunity and Safety Policy) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Installations and Logistics. Previously, she was counsel to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy, in 1981-1983; assistant director, Office of Policy Coordination, Office of the President-elect (1980-1981); and research associate for the United States Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy in 1980-1981.

She is a member of the President's Task Force on Legal Equity for Women and serves as executive vice president of the Mexican-American Women's Association. She is also a member of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly.

She graduated from Ohio State University (B.A., 1969; M.A., 1970) and the University of Oklahoma (Ph.D., 1980). She was born November 8, 1948, in Washington, DC, and now resides in Alexandria, VA.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Donna M. Alvarado To Be Director of ACTION Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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