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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Martin Lewis Allday To Be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior


The President today announced his intention to nominate Martin Lewis Allday to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior. He would succeed Ralph W. Tarr.

From 1959 to 1988, Mr. Allday has been with the law firm of Lynch, Chappell, Allday and Alsup in Midland, TX, and a managing partner, 1971 - 1983.

Mr. Allday graduated from the University of Texas Law School at Austin (J.D., 1951). He served in the U.S. Army, 96th Division, 1944 - 1946. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Mr. Allday was born May 30, 1926, in Eldorado, AR. He is married, has three children, and resides in Midland, TX.

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