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Public Papers - 1989 - July

Nomination of John A. Knauss To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce

1989-07-19

The President today announced his intention to nominate John A. Knauss to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. He would succeed William Evans.

Since 1962 Dr. Knauss has been a professor of oceanography at the graduate school of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. He also served as dean of the graduate school of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, 1962 - 1987, and as the provost for marine affairs at the University of Rhode Island, 1969 - 1982.

Dr. Knauss graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 1946), the University of Michigan (M.S., 1949), and the University of California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Ph.D., 1959). He was born September 1, 1925, in Detroit, MI.

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