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Public Papers - 1990

Appointment of Edith E. Holiday as Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Cabinet


The President has appointed Edith E. Holiday to be Assistant to the President and Secretary of the Cabinet. She would succeed David Bates.

For the past 21 months Ms. Holiday has served in the Treasury Department, most recently as General Counsel, 1989 - 1990. Prior to this, she served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs and Public Liaison and Counselor to the Secretary, 1988 - 1989; chief counsel and national financial and operations director for the Bush-Quayle 1988 Presidential campaign; director of operations for George Bush for President, 1987 - 1988; and special counsel for the Fund for America's Future, 1985 - 1987. In addition, Ms. Holiday has served as Executive Director for the President's Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries, 1984 - 1985; an attorney with the law firm of Dow Lohnes and Albertson, 1983 - 1984; an attorney with the law firm of Reed Smith and McClay, 1977 - 1983; and legislative director for United States Senator Nicholas F. Brady, 1982.

Ms. Holiday graduated from the University of Florida (B.S., 1974; J.D., 1977). She was born in Middletown, OH. Ms. Holiday is married to Terrence B. Adamson; has one child, Kathlyn, and one stepson, Terrence Morgan Adamson; and resides in Atlanta, GA, and Washington, DC.

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