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Nomination of Marvin L. Stone To Be Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency

May 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Marvin L. Stone to be Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency. He would succeed Leslie Lenkowsky.

Mr. Stone served as editor of U.S. News & World Report from April 1976 until April 1985. He joined U.S. News & World Report in 1960 as Pentagon correspondent and shortly thereafter became associate editor for military and scientific affairs. He became executive director of the magazine in February 1973. Prior to joining U.S. News & World Report he studied science writing on a Sloan Foundation fellowship at Columbia University (1958-1959) and was special assistant to the chief of Army research and development at the Pentagon in 1959-1960. In 1949-1958 he was with the International News Service and served an 8-year tour as a war and foreign correspondent. He is on the executive committee of the American Society of Magazine Editors, a director of the National Press Foundation, and on the National Advisory Board of American University. He is past chairman of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, past president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan and of the Columbia Journalism Alumni (Region South). He has received numerous awards for his work in the field of journalism.

He graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (1949), where he won a Pulitzer traveling fellowship. He is married, has three children, and resides in Falls Church, VA. He was born February 26, 1924, in Burlington, VT.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Marvin L. Stone To Be Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259577