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Nomination of J. Winston Porter To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

June 27, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Winston Porter to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, of the Environmental Protection Agency. He would succeed Lee M. Thomas.

Mr. Porter is president and owner of J. Winston Porter and Associates, a management and engineering firm, in Leesburg, VA. Previously, he was with the Bechtel Co. as vice president and manager of services for Saudi Arabian Bechtel Co. in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia (1975-1976); vice president of International Bechtel, Inc. (1974-1975); manager of the environmental services department in San Francisco (1972-1974); senior engineer and later supervisor in the scientific development operation (1966- 1972). He was chairman of the chemistry department of the University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (1965-1966).

He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (B.S., 1960) and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1965). He is married, has two children, and resides in Leesburg, VA. He was born November 14, 1937, in Houston, TX.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of J. Winston Porter To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259508