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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Martin H. Gerry To Be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

1989-11-13

The President today announced his intention to nominate Martin H. Gerry to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation. He would succeed Robert B. Helms.

Since 1978 Mr. Gerry has served as president of the Fund for Equal Access to Society, and since 1977 he has served as special counsel for the Wednesday Group of the House of Representatives. Prior to this, he served in various capacities at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, including Director of the Office for Civil Rights, 1975 - 1977; Assistant to Secretary Caspar Weinberger, 1973 - 1975; Assistant to Secretary Elliot Richardson, 1970 - 1973; and Executive Assistant to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, 1969 - 1970. In addition, he served as an associate attorney for the law firm of Mudge, Rose, Guthrie and Alexander in New York City.

Mr. Gerry graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1964) and Stanford Law School (J.D., 1967). He was born January 3, 1943, in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Gerry is married, has one child, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

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