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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Anne Newman Foreman To Be Under Secretary of the Air Force


The President today announced his intention to nominate Anne Newman Foreman to be Under Secretary of the Air Force. She would succeed James F. McGovern.

Ms. Foreman is currently the General Counsel of the Air Force, and she has served in this capacity since 1987. Prior to this, Ms. Foreman joined the White House staff in 1985 and became Associate Director of Presidential Personnel for National Security. From 1979 to 1985, she was an attorney with the Houston-based law firm of Bracewell and Patterson. Prior to graduation from law school, Ms. Foreman was a clerk with the British solicitors Boodle, Hatfield Co., in London. With the U.S. Foreign Service, she served as a political officer to U.S. Embassies in Beirut, Lebanon, and Tunis, Tunisia, from 1973 to 1976, and as an economic officer to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations until 1977. She was a member of the U.S. delegation to the 31st session of the United Nations General Assembly and to the 60th session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Ms. Foreman received a bachelor of arts degree in 1969 and a master of arts degree in 1975, both from the University of Southern California. She received her law degree from the American University's Washington College of Law in 1980. Ms. Foreman was born October 16, 1947, in Hollywood, CA. She is married, has two children, and resides in Potomac, MD.

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