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Public Papers - 1989

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


The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas J. Duesterberg to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (International Economic Policy). He would succeed Louis F. Laun.

Mr. Duesterberg was director of operations of the transition for Vice President Dan Quayle. Prior to this he was administrative assistant for U.S. Senator Dan Quayle, 1983 - 1988, and legislative assistant, 1981 - 1983. He was senior research analyst for International Business Services, Inc., 1979 - 1981; associate instructor in the department of history at Stanford University, 1978 - 1979; and teaching assistant in the department of history at Indiana University, 1974 - 1978.

Mr. Duesterberg graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1972) and Indiana University (M.A., 1974; Ph.D., 1979). He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC.

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