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Public Papers - 1990

Nomination of Michael L. Williams To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education


The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael L. Williams to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education. He would succeed LeGree S. Daniels.

Since 1989 Mr. Williams has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Law Enforcement at the Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Special Assistant to the Attorney General at the Department of Justice, 1989; domestic policy analyst for Bush-Quayle 1988 in Washington, DC, 1988; associate attorney with the law firm of Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe and Dawson in Midland, TX, 1988 - 1989; senior trial attorney at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, 1984 - 1988; and chief prosecutor and assistant district attorney in Midland, TX, 1984. In addition, he served as an attorney in private practice in Midland, TX, 1980 - 1984; and as an economic development planner for the Midland Chamber of Commerce, 1980 - 1982.

Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1975; M.P.A., 1979; J.D., 1979). He was born May 31, 1953, in Midland, TX. Mr. Williams is married and resides in Falls Church, VA.

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