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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Frank A. Bracken To Be Under Secretary of the Department of the Interior


The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank A. Bracken to be Under Secretary of the Interior. He would succeed Earl E. Gjelde.

Since 1987 Mr. Bracken has been chairman of the board of directors for Ball-InCon Glass Packaging Corp. in Muncie, IN. He has served in several capacities with the Ball Corp., including group vice president for the glass containers division, 1981 - 1988; vice president and general manager for the commercial glass division, 1980 - 1981; vice president of administration, 1979 - 1980; vice president and general counsel, 1974 - 1979; general counsel and assistant secretary, 1973 - 1974; and associate general counsel, 1972 - 1973. He was Legislative Counsel at the Department of the Interior, 1969 - 1972, and was in the private practice of law, 1960 - 1969.

Mr. Bracken graduated from Carleton College (B.A., 1956) and the University of Michigan (J.D., 1960). He was born March 29, 1934. He is married, has four children, and resides in Muncie, IN.

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