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Public Papers - 1989 - November

Nomination of Douglas B. Comer To Be Deputy Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks

1989-11-07

The President today announced his intention to nominate Douglas B. Comer to be Deputy Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, Department of Commerce. He would succeed Donald W. Peterson.

Since 1987 Mr. Comer has served as an associate with the law firm of Akin and Gump in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was the president and chief executive officer of Electronic Processing, Inc.; chief counsel and staff counsel for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts; and an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Kansas.

Mr. Comer graduated from Baylor University (B.A., 1971) and Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 1975). He was born December 2, 1949, in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Comer is married, has one child, and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.

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