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Nomination of Stephen D. Potts To Be Director of the Office of Government Ethics

1990-06-18

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen D. Potts to be Director of the Office of Government Ethics, Office of Personnel Management, for a term of 5 years. He would succeed Frank Q. Nebeker.

Since 1961 Mr. Potts has served as a partner with the law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts and Trowbridge in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as vice president of Cherokee Life Insurance in Nashville, TN, 1959 - 1961, and as an associate attorney with the law firm of Farris, Evans and Evans in Knoxville, TN, 1957 - 1959. He has served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps in the Defense Appellate Division at the Department of Defense in Washington, DC, 1955 - 1957.

Mr. Potts graduated from Vanderbilt University (A.B., 1952; LL.B., 1954). He was born November 20, 1930, in Memphis, TN. Mr. Potts served in the U.S. Army, 1954 - 1957. He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. Mr. Potts has won five national father-son tennis championships.

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