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Public Papers - 1989 - March

Nomination of William Douglas Fritts, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce


The President today announced his intention to nominate William Douglas Fritts, Jr., to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Congressional Affairs). He would succeed Marc G. Stanley.

Since 1985 Mr. Fritts has been director of political affairs for the Health Insurance Association of America in Washington, DC. He was Senior Assistant to the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, 1985, and Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1984 - 1985. Mr. Fritts was manager of Federal Government relations for Philip Morris, Inc., 1982 - 1984. From 1981 to 1982, he was Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation at the Department of Health and Human Services. He was executive assistant and legislative director to Senator Robert Dole, 1979 - 1981, and assistant director of the Joint Republican Leadership Office and special assistant to House Minority Leader John Rhodes, 1977 - 1979.

Mr. Fritts graduated from the University of Vermont (B.A., 1974). He was born November 13, 1950, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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