Nomination of Douglas A. Riggs To Be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce
The President today announced his intention to nominate Douglas A. Riggs to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce. He would succeed Irving P. Margulies.
Since 1983 Mr. Riggs has been serving at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison. Previously he was a practicing lawyer in Anchorage, AK, and a partner in the Seattle, WA, law firm of Bogle & Gates. In 1980 he opened the Anchorage office of Bogle & Gates. He served as special counsel and administrative assistant to the Governor of Alaska.
He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University (1966), a master's degree in labor relations from West Virginia University (1967), and a law degree from Cornell University (1973). He was born August 20, 1944, in Rigby, ID, and now resides in Washington, DC.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Douglas A. Riggs To Be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260198