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Nomination of Robert P. Nimmo To Be Administrator of Veterans Affairs

April 30, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert P. Nimmo to be Administrator of Veterans Affairs.

Since 1976 Mr. Nimmo has served as a member of the California State Senate. He was a member of the California State Assembly in 1973-76. Mr. Nimmo served on the Senate rules, finance, agriculture, and revenue and taxation committees. In 1970-73 he was appointed by Gov. Ronald Reagan to serve as United States property and fiscal officer for the State of California, with responsibility for receipt and accounting for all Federal property and Federal funds furnished the State of California for support of the Army and Air National Guard. Mr. Nimmo was employed by the California State Military Department in various military assignments in 1955-70. Previously he was engaged in livestock raising and grain farming in Terrebonne, Oreg.

In 1950-52 Mr. Nimmo served as Company Commander, 161st Ordnance Company, and in 1943-46 served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. During that time he was with the 8th U.S. Air Force in England. He recently retired with the rank of colonel. Mr. Nimmo was graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in 1964. He is an active Republican and was honorary chairman of the Reagan for President Committee in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., in 1980.

Mr. Nimmo is married, has three children, and resides in Atascadero, Calif. He was born in Balboa, Calif., on February 5, 1922.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Robert P. Nimmo To Be Administrator of Veterans Affairs Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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