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Public Papers - 1990

Nomination of Robert C. Bonner To Be Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration


The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert C. Bonner to be Administrator of Drug Enforcement at the Department of Justice. He would succeed John C. Lawn.

Since 1989 Mr. Bonner has served as U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. Prior to this, he served as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, 1984 - 1989; in the private practice of law with the firm of Kadison, Pfaelzer, Woodard, Quinn and Rossi, 1975 - 1984; Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, 1971 - 1975; and a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Albert Stephens, 1966 - 1967.

Mr. Bonner graduated from Maryland University (B.A., 1963) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1966). He was born January 29, 1942, in Wichita, KS. Mr. Bonner served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1967 - 1971. He is married, has one child, and resides in Pasadena, CA.

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