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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Calvin G. Franklin To Be Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

1989-02-28

The President today announced his intention to nominate Calvin G. Franklin to be Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He would succeed Julius W. Becton, Jr.

Since 1981 General Franklin has served as Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard. Prior to this appointment, he was the marketing manager, advanced systems and special programs, of the electronics division of the General Dynamics Corp. His military career began in 1948, when he enlisted as a private in the California Army National Guard.

General Franklin received a bachelor of arts degree from National University and his master's from United States International University. He is married, has three children, and resides in Camp Springs, MD.

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