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Nomination of Verne Orr To Be Secretary of the Air Force

January 23, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Verne Orr as Secretary of the Air Force.

Mr. Orr is currently an adjunct professor, Graduate School of Public Administration at the University of Southern California, director of the Huntington Memorial Hospital and the Huntington Institute of Medical Research, and a regent at the University of California.

From 1967 to 1969, Mr. Orr was director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and in 1969 was director of the California Department of General Services. From 1970 to 1975, Mr. Orr was director of the California Department of Finance.

Mr. Orr served active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II and received an honorable discharge in 1952, with the rank of lieutenant commander.

Mr. Orr received a B.A. degree from Pomona College in 1937 and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University in 1939. He is married, with two children.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Verne Orr To Be Secretary of the Air Force Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/246703