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Public Papers - 1989 - March

Nomination of Thomas J. Collamore To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce


The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas J. Collamore to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Administration). He would succeed Katherine M. Bulow.

From 1987 to January 1989, Mr. Collamore was Assistant to the Vice President for Operations in the Office of the Vice President, where he also served as liaison to the transition offices of the President-elect and the Vice President-elect. From April 1985 to February 1987, Mr. Collamore was Deputy Assistant to the Vice President and Staff Secretary, where he created and managed a staffing system for all action items from the Vice President. Mr. Collamore served from December 1982 to April 1985 as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce, where he served as the Secretary's adviser on Cabinet affairs and White House liaison. In 1982 Mr. Collamore was deputy director for operations for the Rome for Governor campaign in Connecticut. He served from 1981 to 1982 as a confidential assistant to the Secretary of Commerce. From June 1979 to March 1980, Mr. Collamore was a staff member for George Bush for President in Connecticut. And in 1978 he served as the personal aide to Lewis Rome, a candidate for Governor in Connecticut.

Mr. Collamore was born in Hartford, CT, and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree from Drew University in Madison, NJ, in 1981. He resides in Washington, DC.

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