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Public Papers - 1989 - July

Nomination of Michael P.W. Stone To Be Secretary of the Army


The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael P.W. Stone to be Secretary of the Army. He would succeed John O. Marsh, Jr.

Since 1988 Mr. Stone has served as the Under Secretary of the Army. Prior to this he was Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management, 1986 - 1988. From 1982 to 1984, he served in several capacities for the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), including Mission Director in Cairo, Egypt, 1982 - 1984, and Director of Caribbean Basin Initiative Affairs, 1984. Mr. Stone was president and director of Sterling Vineyards in Napa Valley, CA, 1964 - 1982, and vice president, director, co-owner, and president of subsidiaries of Sterling International, 1960 - 1977. He also served as assistant to the president of Utah International Co. in San Francisco, 1957 - 1959, and as an associate with McKinsey and Co., 1954 - 1957. He was president of Howard Rotavator Co. of Arlington Heights, IL, 1950 - 1954.

Mr. Stone graduated from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1943 - 1946. He was born June 2, 1925, in London, England. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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