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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Roderick Allen DeArment To Be Deputy Secretary of Labor


The President today announced his intention to nominate Roderick Allen DeArment to be Deputy Secretary of Labor. He would succeed Dennis Eugene Whitfield.

Since 1986 Mr. DeArment has been a partner with the law firm of Covington and Burling in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was chief of staff for the Senate majority leader's office, 1985 - 1986. He has served in several capacities for the Senate Committee on Finance, including chief counsel and staff director, 1983 - 1984; deputy chief counsel, 1981 - 1984; and deputy chief minority counsel, 1979 - 1981. From 1973 to 1979, Mr. DeArment was an associate with the law firm of Covington and Burling.

Mr. DeArment graduated from Trinity College (B.A., 1970) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1973). He was born March 3, 1948, in Fort Sill, OK. He is married, has two children, and resides in Great Falls, VA.

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