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Public Papers - 1989 - February

Nomination of Richard J. Kerr To Be Deputy Director of Central Intelligence


The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard J. Kerr to be Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He would succeed Robert M. Gates.

Mr. Kerr joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1960 and has served in several capacities, most recently serving as Deputy Director of Intelligence. Prior to this he served as Deputy Director for Administration. In 1982 he was Associate Deputy Director for Intelligence. From 1976 to 1982, Mr. Kerr was Deputy Director, then Director of offices responsible for regional and political analysis worldwide. He has also served as the Directorate of Intelligence's representative in Honolulu.

Mr. Kerr graduated from the University of Oregon, receiving a bachelor of arts degree. He is married and has four children.

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