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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Eugene P. Kopp To Be Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency


The President today announced his intention to nominate Eugene P. Kopp to be Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency. He would succeed Marvin L. Stone.

Since 1987 Mr. Kopp has been a government affairs consultant in the private sector. He served with the Union Pacific Corp. of New York in various capacities, including vice president of Washington affairs, 1981 - 1987, and as associate general counsel of Champlin Petroleum Co., a subsidiary, 1977 - 1981. From 1969 to 1977, Mr. Kopp served with the U.S. Information Agency as Acting Director, 1976 - 1977, and Deputy Director, 1973 - 1976. At the end of his previous service at USIA, Mr. Kopp received the highest award, the Distinguished Honor Award, for his contribution in the field of U.S. public diplomacy. He has also been a member of the board of directors at the Institute for Foreign Analysis since 1979.

Mr. Kopp graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1957; M.A., 1958) and the College of Law, West Virginia University (J.D., 1961). He was born November 20, 1934, in Charleston, WV. Mr. Kopp is married to the former Katherine Patricia Rogers of Lynchburg, VA. They have one son, Paul, a student at the College of William and Mary. Mr. Kopp and his wife currently reside in Alexandria, VA.

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