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Public Papers - 1990 - July

Nomination of Mary Sterling To Be Inspector General of the Department of Transportation


The President today announced his intention to nominate Mary Sterling to be the Inspector General at the Department of Transportation. She would succeed John W. Melchner.

Since 1989 Mrs. Sterling has served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Labor Management Standards at the Department of Labor in Washington, DC, and a Special Assistant, 1989. Prior to this she was an attorney with the law firm of McDowell, Rice and Smith in Kansas City, MO, 1989. Mrs. Sterling has served as a White House fellow and Special Assistant to the Attorney General at the Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1987 - 1988. Mrs. Sterling was in the private practice of law, 1986 - 1987, and an organized crime prosecutor at the Department of Justice for the organized crime and racketeering section of the Kansas City Strike Force, 1985 - 1986.

Mrs. Sterling graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1976), Ohio State University (M.A., 1977), and New York University School of Law (J.D., 1980). She was born September 4, 1955, in Pioneer, OH, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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