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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of La Verne G. Ausman To Be Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration


The President today announced his intention to nominate La Verne G. Ausman to be Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration, Department of Agriculture. He would succeed Vance L. Clark.

Since 1989 Mr. Ausman has served as a consultant with the Farmers Home Administration in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Under Secretary for Small Community and Rural Development at the Department of Agriculture, 1987 - 1989; Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of Government and Public Affairs at the Department of Agriculture, 1986 - 1987; secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for trade and consumer protection, 1981 - 1986; agricultural policy adviser and home office director for Representative Steve Gunderson, 1981; labor and industry review commissioner for the State of Wisconsin, 1979 - 1981; and State representative for the 69th assembly district in Wisconsin, 1974 - 1977. In addition he had been a farmer in Elk Mound, WI, since 1963; State director of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation; and director of Tri-State Breeders Cooperative, 1961 - 1969.

Mr. Ausman attended the University of Wisconsin. He was born February 18, 1930, in Eau Claire, WI. Mr. Ausman is married, has two children, and resides in Oakton, VA.

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