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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Phillip D. Brady To Be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation


The President today announced his intention to nominate Phillip D. Brady to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation. He would succeed B. Wayne Vance.

Since January 1989 Phillip Brady has been Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Cabinet Affairs at the White House in Washington, DC. Prior to this Mr. Brady served at the White House as Deputy Counsel to the President, 1988 - 1989, and Deputy Assistant to the Vice President, 1985 - 1988. Mr. Brady has also served at the Department of Justice as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, 1984 - 1985; Associate Deputy Attorney General, 1983 - 1984; and Director for Congressional and Public Affairs, Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1982 - 1983. Other positions Mr. Brady has held include regional director, Region IX, ACTION, 1981 - 1982; legislative counsel for Representative Daniel E. Lungren, 1979 - 1981; deputy attorney general, California Department of Justice, 1978 - 1979; and an associate in the law firm of Spray, Gould and Bowers in Los Angeles, 1976 - 1978.

Mr. Brady graduated from the University of Notre Dame (B.A., cum laude, 1973) and Loyola University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1976). He was born May 20, 1951, in Pasadena, CA, and is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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