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Nomination of Sherman E. Unger To Be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce

March 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Sherman E. Unger to be General Counsel, Department of Commerce.

Since 1972 Mr. Unger has practiced law in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., specializing in complex commercial litigation and corporate finance. In 1971-72 he was vice president of American Financial Corp., a Cincinnati-based diversified financial holding company. In 1969-70 Mr. Unger was General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development. In addition, he was General Counsel, Government National Mortgage Association; a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States; a member of the Office of Economic Opportunity National Advisory Committee for the Legal Services Program; and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association from 1969 to 1971. In 1971 he was appointed by the President as a member of the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity for a term of 3 years.

Prior to his appointment as General Counsel of HUD, Mr. Unger was in 1956-69 an associate, then partner, in the Cincinnati law firm of Frost & Jacobs, with a corporate practice emphasizing antitrust, finance, and trial.

Mr. Unger served in the U.S. Army in 1946 and 1947 and the U.S. Air Force as a judge advocate from 1953 to 1956. He was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (A.B., 1950) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1953).

Mr. Unger is married and has four children. He resides with his family in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on October 9, 1927.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Sherman E. Unger To Be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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