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Public Papers - 1989

Designation of Roger B. Porter as Acting Chairman of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships


The President has designated Roger B. Porter to be Acting Chairman of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.

Currently Mr. Porter is Assistant to the President for Economic and Domestic Policy. Prior to this, Mr. Porter served as IBM professor of government and business at Harvard University and faculty chairman of the program for senior managers in government; Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Policy Development; Executive Secretary of the Economic Policy Council, 1974 - 1977; and as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury. In addition, he has served as Executive Secretary of the Cabinet Council on Economic Affairs, 1981 - 1985; assistant dean and tutor in politics at the Queen's College, Oxford, 1971 - 1972; and associate director of the Utah local government modernization study, 1972.

Mr. Porter received his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University, B.Phil. from Oxford University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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