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Nomination of Sidney Lewis Jones To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce

January 23, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Sidney Lewis Jones to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. He would succeed Robert G. Dederick.

Since 1979 Dr. Jones has been a research scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously he was an assistant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 1978; fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 1977-1978; Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Department of the Treasury in 1975-1977; Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury in 1975; Deputy Counselor for Economic Policy, the White House, in 1974-1975; Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs at the Department of Commerce in 1973-1974; Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs, United States Mission to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, in 1972-1973; and senior economist and special assistant to the Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, in 1969-1971.

Dr. Jones graduated from Utah State University (B.S., 1954) and Stanford University (M.B.A., 1958; Ph.D., 1960). He is married, has five children, and resides in Potomac, MD. He was born September 23, 1933, in Ogden, UT.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Sidney Lewis Jones To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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