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Nomination of John C. Whitehead To Be Deputy Secretary of State

April 18, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate John C. Whitehead as Deputy Secretary of State. He would succeed Kenneth W. Dam.

Mr. Whitehead recently retired after a 37-year career with the international investment banking firm of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served as senior partner and cochairman. Since his retirement as senior partner, he has continued to serve as chairman of the firm's international advisory board. He has also been a director of many leading American corporations.

Mr. Whitehead has served as president of the International Rescue Committee and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a trustee of Haverford College and the Carnegie Corp., and a Commissioner of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange.

He graduated from Haverford College (A.B., 1943) and Harvard University (M.B.A., 1947). He served in the United States Navy from 1943 until 1946. He was born April 2, 1922, in Evanston, IL, and now resides in Essex Fells, NJ.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of John C. Whitehead To Be Deputy Secretary of State Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project