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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Michael Rucker Darby To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce


The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael Rucker Darby to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. He would succeed Robert Ortner.

Since 1986 Mr. Darby has been Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC. He was also a member of the National Commission on Superconductivity, 1988 - 1989. Prior to this he was at the University of California at Los Angeles, serving as professor, John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, 1987 to present; professor of the department of economics, 1978 - 1987; associate professor, 1973 - 1978; and visiting assistant professor, 1972 - 1973. Mr. Darby has been vice president and director of Paragon Industries, Inc., 1964 - 1982.

Mr. Darby graduated from the Dartmouth College (A.B., 1967) and the University of Chicago (M.A., 1968; Ph.D., 1970).

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