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Nomination of K. William O'Connor To Be Inspector General of the Community Services Administration

May 06, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate K. William O'Connor to be Inspector General, Community Services Administration.

Since April 1980 Mr. O'Connor has served as Special Counsel for Interagency Coordination and Staff Director of the Executive Group Staff. His duties included advising the Deputy Attorney General on policy, programs, and matters affecting the Executive Group. In 1978-80 he was Senior Trial Attorney (Prosecutor/GSA Task Force) and led teams of investigators and lawyers in grand jury investigations of fraud schemes at the General Services Administration. In 1976-78 he was Associate Justice and then Chief Justice, High Court of American Samoa. Mr. O'Connor was vice president and counsel, Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers, Inc., in 1975-76; Special Counsel, Intelligence Coordination, Department of Justice, in 1975; Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, in 1971-75; Chief, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, in 1970-71; assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, in 1967-70. Previously he held various positions with the Job Corps.

Mr. O'Connor was graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1952; LL.B., 1958). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was discharged in 1955 as first lieutenant.

Mr. O'Connor is married, has four children, and resides in Falls Church, Va. He was born in Washington, D.C., on August 1, 1931.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of K. William O'Connor To Be Inspector General of the Community Services Administration Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247254