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Nomination of William Lucas To Be an Assistant Attorney General


The President today announced his intention to nominate William Lucas to be an Assistant Attorney General (Civil Rights Division). He would succeed William Bradford Reynolds.

Since 1987 Mr. Lucas has been an attorney with Evans and Luptak in Detroit, MI. He served as chief executive officer in Wayne County, MI, 1983 - 1987, and he served in the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, 1968 - 1983. Mr. Lucas served as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1963 - 1968; Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, 1962 - 1963; and in the New York City Police Department, 1954 - 1962. He was a teacher and social worker in New York City, 1952 - 1954. In addition, Mr. Lucas was chairman of the Republican National Committee Coalition Outreach Committee.

Mr. Lucas graduated from Manhattan College (B.S., 1952) and Fordham Law School (J.D., 1962). In addition, he was a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Lucas resides in Detroit, MI.

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