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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Bernard William Aronson To Be an Assistant Secretary of State


The President today announced his intention to nominate Bernard William Aronson to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Inter-American Affairs). He would succeed Elliott Abrams.

Mr. Aronson is founder and director of the Policy Project, a consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was director of policy for the Democratic National Committee, 1981 - 1983, and director of the Democratic National Strategy Council. From 1977 to 1981, he was Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the Vice President at the White House. Mr. Aronson has also been assistant to the president of the United Mine Workers of America International Union, 1973 - 1977.

Mr. Aronson graduated from the University of Chicago (B.A., 1967). He has served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was born May 16, 1946. Mr. Aronson is married, and resides in Takoma Park, MD.

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