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Public Papers - 1990 - May

Nomination of Wallace Elmer Stickney To Be Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Appointment as a Governor of the Board of Governors of the American National Red Cross


The President today announced his intention to nominate Wallace Elmer Stickney to be Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He would succeed Julius W. Becton, Jr. After confirmation, the President also announced his intention to appoint Wallace Elmer Stickney as a Governor of the Board of Governors of the American National Red Cross for a term of 3 years.

Since 1985 Mr. Stickney has served as a commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Prior to this, he served as special assistant for environmental affairs to Gov. John H. Sununu, 1983 - 1985. In addition, Mr. Stickney served as Director of the Environmental and Economic Impact Office at the Environmental Protection Agency's Region I office in Boston, MA, for more than 8 years and as Federal activities coordinator for 3 years. He served as the town engineer for the community of Salem, NH, and as an instructor at Wentworth Institute in Boston, MA. Mr. Stickney is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and he served as commissioner of the Southern Rockingham Regional Planning Commission, 1975 - 1977.

Mr. Stickney graduated from New England College (B.S., 1959) and Harvard University (M.A., 1981). He received a master of science degree from Northeastern University. Mr. Stickney was born November 24, 1934, in Salem, NH. He is married, has four children, and resides in North Salem, NH.

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