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Public Papers - 1990 - October

Nomination of Marion Clifton Blakey To Be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation


The President today announced his intention to nominate Marion Clifton Blakey to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Public Affairs. She would succeed David Philip Prosperi.

Since 1989 Ms. Blakey has served as Director of Public Affairs at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. Prior to this, she was Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Affairs and Communications Planning, 1988 - 1989, and Special Assistant to the President and Director of Public Affairs, 1987 - 1988. Ms. Blakey was Director of Public Affairs at the Department of Education, 1986 - 1987, and Special Assistant to the Secretary at the Department of Education, 1985 - 1986. Ms. Blakey served in several capacities at the National Endowment for the Humanities, including Director of Public Affairs, 1982 - 1984; Assistant Director of the Division of Special Programs, 1980 - 1982; Director of Youth Programs, 1975 - 1980; program specialist for the research division, 1972 - 1974; and program assistant for the research division, 1970 - 1972.

Ms. Blakey graduated from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia (B.S., 1970). In addition, she attended Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, in 1973 and the Universita di Firenza in Florence, Italy, 1969. She was born March 26, 1948, in Gadsden, AL. Ms. Blakey is married to William Ryan Dooley. They have one child and reside in Washington, DC.

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