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Nomination of S. Bruce Smart, Jr., To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce

June 04, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate S. Bruce Smart, Jr., to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. He would succeed Lionel H. Olmer.

Mr. Smart has been with the Continental Group, Inc., since 1953, serving in various sales and general management positions (1953-1968) and as executive vice president, forest products operations (1969-1973); vice chairman, U.S. operations (1973-1975); and president and chief operating officer (1975-1980). He has served as chairman and chief executive officer of the Continental Group, Inc., since 1981.

Mr. Smart graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1945) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.M., 1947). He is married, has four children, and resides in Fairfield, CT. He was born February 7, 1923, in New York, NY.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of S. Bruce Smart, Jr., To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260140