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Public Papers - 1989 - May

Nomination of C. Austin Fitts To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development


The President today announced his intention to nominate C. Austin Fitts to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Federal Housing Commissioner). He would succeed Thomas T. Demery.

Since 1978 Mr. Fitts has served in several capacities with Dillon, Read   Co., Inc., in New York City, including managing director, 1986 to present; senior vice president, 1984 - 1986; vice president, 1982 - 1984; and an associate, 1978 - 1982.

Mr. Fitts graduated from Bennett College (A.A., 1970), the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1974), and the Wharton School of Business (M.B.A., 1978). He was born in 1950 in Philadelphia, PA, and resides in New York City.



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