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Nomination of Douglas W. McMinn To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

April 15, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Douglas W. McMinn to be Assistant Secretary of State (Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs).

Since 1982 Mr. McMinn has been serving as Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council. He was designated by the President to help guide policy preparations for the 1984 London Economic Summit and has been redesignated in preparing for this year's summit in Bonn. Previously he served at the Department of Commerce (1981-1982). From 1979 to 1981, he served as deputy chief of mission, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Geneva, Switzerland. He was special assistant to the Deputy Special Trade Representative (1977-1979) and served as an international economist at the Department of the Treasury from 1975 to 1977.

Mr. McMinn graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A., 1969), Johns Hopkins University (M.L.A., 1972), and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., 1975). He is married, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born July 18, 1947, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Douglas W. McMinn To Be an Assistant Secretary of State Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259964