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Public Papers - 1992 - December

Recess Appointment of Sean Charles O'Keefe as Secretary of the Navy


The President today announced his intention to recess-appoint Sean Charles O'Keefe, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Navy. He would succeed H. Lawrence Garrett III.

Since July, Mr. O'Keefe has served as Acting Secretary of the Navy. Prior to this, Mr. O'Keefe served as Comptroller for the Department of Defense, 1989 - 92. He has also served on the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee as minority counsel, 1987 - 89; minority staff director, 1986 - 87; and majority professional staff member, 1981 - 85. Mr. O'Keefe also served as a budget analyst for Naval Sea Systems at the Department of Defense, 1980 - 81.

Mr. O'Keefe graduated from Loyola University (B.A., 1977) and Syracuse University (M.P.A., 1978). He was born January 27, 1956, in Monterey, CA. Mr. O'Keefe is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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