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Public Papers - 1989 - November

Nomination of Ervin S. Duggan To Be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission


The President today announced his intention to nominate Ervin S. Duggan to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of 5 years from July 1, 1989. He would succeed Patricia Diaz Dennis.

Since 1981 Mr. Duggan has served as a communications consultant with Ervin S. Duggan Associates in Washington, DC, and he served as the national editor of Washingtonian Magazine, 1981 - 1986. Prior to this, he served as a member of the policy planning staff at the Department of State, 1979 - 1981; Special Assistant to the Secretary at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1977 - 1979; special assistant to Senator Adlai E. Stevenson, 1971 - 1977; an author with Doubleday and Co., 1970 - 1971; Director of Special Projects (History and Art) at the Smithsonian Institution, 1969 - 1970; staff assistant to the President at the White House, 1965 - 1969; and a reporter for the Washington Post, 1964 - 1965.

Mr. Duggan graduated from Davidson College (B.A., 1961). He was born June 30, 1939, in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Duggan served in the U.S. Army, 1962 - 1964. He is a member and elder of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, and he serves as national chairman of Presbyterians for Democracy and Religious Freedom. Mr. Duggan is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

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