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Public Papers - 1989 - March

Nomination of John Chatfield Tuck To Be Under Secretary of Energy


The President today announced his intention to nominate John Chatfield Tuck to be Under Secretary of Energy. He would succeed Donna R. Fitzpatrick.

Mr. Tuck has served in several capacities at the White House in Washington, DC, from 1986 to January 1989. He was Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of the Chief of Staff, July 1988 to January 1989. Prior to this he served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff, April 1987 to July 1988. Mr. Tuck has also served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs from October 1986 to April 1987 and Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, 1986. Mr. Tuck has also served as Assistant Secretary for the Majority of the United States Senate, 1981 - 1986. From 1977 to 1981, he served as the chief of Republican floor operations. Mr. Tuck has also assisted the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives in various positions from 1974 to 1977.

Mr. Tuck graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (B.S., 1967). From 1968 to 1973, he was on active duty in the U.S. Navy, serving on destroyers for 3 years and then at the Bureau of Naval Personnel for 2 years. He is currently a captain in the Naval Reserve and is assigned to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Service Warfare. He was born May 28, 1945, in Dayton, OH. Mr. Tuck is married to the former Jane McDounogh of Garden City, NY. They have three children and reside in Arlington, VA.

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