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Public Papers - 1991 - April

Appointment of Stephen T. Hart as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs


The President today announced his intention to appoint Stephen T. Hart, of Virginia, to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the White House. He would succeed Robert J. Portman, who is returning to Cincinnati, OH, to rejoin the law firm of Graydon, Head   Ritchey.

Since 1989 Mr. Hart has served as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary at the White House. Mr. Hart served with the White House in several capacities including: Assistant to the Vice President for Press Relations, 1987 - 1989; Special Assistant to the Vice President and Assistant Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 1985 - 1987; Director of Press Advance in the Office of Presidential Advance, 1984 - 1985; and staff assistant to the President for Presidential Advance, 1983 - 1984. In 1983 Mr. Hart served as special assistant to the deputy director for press for the 1983 summit of industrialized nations in Williamsburg, VA. He has also served as a technical assistant for NBC News, 1981; and assistant director for entertainment scheduling at the Presidential inaugural committee 1981 in Washington, DC.

Mr. Hart graduated from George Washington University (B.A., 1982). He was born September 22, 1957, in Pasadena, CA. Mr. Hart resides in Arlington, VA.

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