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Public Papers - 1989 - March

Nomination of Eric I. Garfinkel To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce


The President today announced his intention to nominate Eric I. Garfinkel to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Import Administration). He would succeed Jan W. Mares.

Since 1988 Mr. Garfinkel has been a member of the transition team for the office of the President-elect. Prior to this he was Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in Washington, DC, 1987 - 1988. He was a partner with the law firm of Anderson, Hibey, Nauheim, and Blair in Washington, DC, 1983 - 1987. Mr. Garfinkel has served as Deputy Assistant Director for Commerce and Trade in the Office of Policy Development at the White House, 1982 - 1983, and attorney-adviser in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, 1981 - 1982. He has also served as an associate with the law firm of deKieffer, Berg, Creskoff, 1980 - 1981.

Mr. Garfinkel graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park (B.A., 1976) and Emory University (J.D., 1979). He is married, has two children, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

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