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Public Papers - 1989 - January

Nomination of Paul D. Coverdell To Be Director of the Peace Corps


The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul D. Coverdell to be Director of the Peace Corps. He would succeed Loret M. Ruppe.

Mr. Coverdell is currently president and chief executive officer of Coverdell   Co., Inc., in Atlanta, GA. He has served in the Georgia State Senate since 1970; as senate minority leader since 1974; and chairman of the Fulton County senate delegation, 1974 - 1984. He was chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, 1985 - 1987, and was president and a member of the board of directors of the Urban Study Institute of Georgia and the Georgia Health Foundation.

Mr. Coverdell received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Missouri. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army. He is married to the former Nancy Nally of Atlanta, GA.

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