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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Gary C. Byrne To Be Administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration


The President today announced his intention to nominate Gary C. Byrne to be Administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration, Department of Agriculture, for a term of 10 years. He would succeed Harold V. Hunter.

Since 1985 Dr. Byrne has been chairman of the Bank of Alex Brown in Sacramento, CA, and president and chief executive officer, 1987 to present. He has served as chairman, president, and chief executive officer of the Bank of Alex Brown Financial Group, 1985 to present. Prior to this he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Meridian Bancorp, 1983 - 1985. He was chairman of Harden and Co. Insurance Services, Inc., 1984 - 1985, and has served as chairman of Meridian National Bank in Concord, CA.

Dr. Byrne graduated from the University of Redlands (B.A., 1965), and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Ph.D., 1969). He was born May 1, 1942, in Upland, CA. He is married, has two children, and resides in Sacramento, CA.

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