Public Papers - 1989
Appointment of William Douglas Fritts, Jr., as an Executive Branch Commissioner-Observer on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
The President today announced his intention to appoint William Douglas Fritts, Jr., as an Executive Branch Commissioner-Observer on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. He would succeed Louis F. Laun.
Mr. Fritts served as Senior Adviser on Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Commerce. Prior to this, he served as director of political affairs for the Health Insurance Association of America, 1985 - 1989; Senior Assistant to the Commissioner for the Social Security Administration, 1985; Senior Adviser to the Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, 1984 - 1985; and manager for Federal Government relations for Philip Morris, Inc., 1982 - 1984. He was Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation at Health and Human Services, 1981 - 1982; executive assistant/legislative director to Senator Robert Dole, 1979 - 1981; assistant director of the Joint Republican Leadership Office and special assistant to House Minority Leader John Rhodes, 1977 - 1979; and floor assistant to the Republican Cloakroom at the United States House of Representatives, 1975 - 1977.
Mr. Fritts graduated from the University of Vermont (B.A., 1974). He was born November 13, 1950, in Glen Gardner, NJ. Mr. Fritts currently resides in Arlington, VA.