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Public Papers - 1989 - October

Nomination of Richard G. Austin To Be Administrator of General Services


The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard G. Austin to be Administrator of General Services. He would succeed Terence C. Golden.

Since 1988 Mr. Austin has served as Acting Administrator of the General Services Administration in Washington, DC. Prior to this he served in various capacities at the General Services Administration, including Deputy Administrator, 1988, and Regional Administrator in Chicago, IL, 1986 - 1988. In addition, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of the Sangamon County Board, 1978 - 1986; division manager of the office of governmental services in the bureau of support services at the department of central management services for the State of Illinois, 1980 - 1986; and administrative assistant to Gov. James R. Thompson, 1977 - 1980.

Mr. Austin graduated from Lincoln Land Community College (A.A., 1971) and Sangamon State University (B.A., 1972). He was born September 20, 1948, in Springfield, IL. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1965 - 1969, and in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1969 - 1971. Mr. Austin is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.

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