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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Robert W. Sweet, Jr., To Be Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert W. Sweet, Jr., to be Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice. He would succeed Verne L. Speirs.

Since 1989 Mr. Sweet has served as an education analyst for the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Prior to this, he served as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, 1983 - 1989; a senior staff member in the Office of Policy Development at the White House, 1983 - 1985; Executive Director of the National Council on Education Research, 1983; and the Acting Director and the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Education, 1982 - 1983. Mr. Sweet was a special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at the Department of Education, 1981 - 1982.

Mr. Sweet graduated from the University of Maine (B.A., 1960). He served in the Naval Reserve, 1954 - 1962. Mr. Sweet was born in Durham, ME, on March 18, 1937. He is married, has five children, and currently resides in Fairfax, VA.

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