Nomination of William J. Bennett To Be Secretary of Education
The President today announced his intention to nominate William J. Bennett to be Secretary of Education. He would succeed Terrel H. Bell.
Since November of 1981, Dr. Bennett has been serving as Chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities. Prior to this he was president and director of the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, MA (B.A., 1965), the University of Texas, Austin, TX (Ph.D., 1967), and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1971). He resides in Chapel Hill, NC, and was born July 31, 1943.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of William J. Bennett To Be Secretary of Education Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259411