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Public Papers - 1990

Nomination of W. Lee Rawls To Be an Assistant Attorney General


The President today announced his intention to nominate W. Lee Rawls to be an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs. He would succeed Carol T. Crawford.

Since 1988 Mr. Rawls has served as a managing partner with the law firm of Baker, Worthington, Crossley, Stansberry and Woolf in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as a partner with the law firm of Vinson and Elkins, 1986 - 1988; resident director of Keleher and McLeod, P.A., 1985 - 1986; administrative assistant for Senator Pete V. Domenici, 1982 - 1985; manager of Federal Government relations for the Penzoil Co., 1980 - 1982; and administrative assistant and legislative director for Senator Pete V. Domenici, 1977 - 1980. In addition, Mr. Rawls served as a professional staff member for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, 1975 - 1977; manager of government affairs for the Water Pollution Control Federation, 1974 - 1975; and legislative specialist in the Office of Legislation and Subcommittee Director for Senator Howard H. Baker for the Environmental Protection Agency, 1971 - 1974.

Mr. Rawls graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1966) and George Washington University (J.D., 1977). He was born November 20, 1944, in Newport, RI. Mr. Rawls served in the U.S. Navy, 1967 - 1970. He is married, has three children, and resides in Kensington, MD.

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