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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of John Theodore Sanders To Be Under Secretary of Education


The President today announced his intention to nominate John Theodore Sanders to be Under Secretary of Education. He would succeed Linus D. Wright.

Since 1985 Mr. Sanders has been State superintendent of education in Springfield, IL. Prior to this he was State superintendent of public instruction in Carson City, NV, 1979 - 1985, and an adjunct professor in the College of Education of the University of Nevada at Reno, 1984 - 1985. He has also held several positions at the New Mexico Department of Education in Santa Fe, including assistant State superintendent for instruction, 1976 - 1979, assistant State superintendent for administration, 1975 - 1976, director of the Mutual Action Project, 1973 - 1975, and mathematics specialist, 1971 - 1973.

Mr. Sanders graduated from Wayland University (B.S., 1964), Washington State University (M.A., 1970), and the University of Nevada (Ph.D., 1987). He was born September 19, 1941, in Littlefield, TX. He is married, has four children, and resides in Springfield, IL.

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