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Nomination of James F. McGovern To Be Under Secretary of the Air Force

September 17, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate James F. McGovern to be Under Secretary of the Air Force. He would succeed Edward C. Aldridge, Jr.

Since 1982 Mr. McGovern has been staff director and chief counsel of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Previously, he was general counsel to the Senate Committee on Armed Services under the chairmanship of Senator John Tower, 1981-1982; an attorney with the Washington law firm of Dickstein, Shapiro and Morin, 1978-1981; and on active duty with the U.S. Navy, 1969-1979. Since 1979 he has been serving in the U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve) as a lieutenant colonel.

Mr. McGovern graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., 1969) and Georgetown University Law Center (I.D., 1978). He is married, has two children, and resides in Vienna, VA. Mr. McGovern was born November 28, 1946, in Dayton, OH.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of James F. McGovern To Be Under Secretary of the Air Force Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/254462