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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Edward T. Timperlake To Be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs


The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward T. Timperlake to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Congressional and Public Affairs). This is a new position.

Mr. Timperlake most recently served as director of Veterans for Bush and codirector of the national security task force on the campaign staff of Bush/Quayle '88. Prior to this he was the commanding officer of VMFA 321 from 1985 - 1987. Mr. Timperlake was the principal director of mobilization, planning, and requirements (SES - 2) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1984, and the national director of the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, 1981 - 1983. Mr. Timperlake was also the section manager at the Analytic Sciences Corp., 1978 - 1981, and a business analyst for Exxon Enterprises, Inc., 1977 - 1978.

Mr. Timperlake graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., 1969), Naval Air Training Command (1971), and Cornell Graduate School of Management (M.B.A., 1977). He was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1969 - 1975. Mr. Timperlake was born November 22, 1946, in Perth Amboy, NJ. He is married, has two daughters, and resides in Oakton, VA.

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