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Public Papers - 1989

Appointment of Shirley Moore Green as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Messages and Correspondence


The President today announced the appointment of Shirley Moore Green to be Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Messages and Correspondence.

Since July 1987 Mrs. Green has been Deputy Associate Administrator for Communications at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Prior to this she was Director of Public Affairs for NASA. From 1981 to 1985, Mrs. Green held the position of Deputy Press Secretary to Vice President George Bush. In that capacity, she was responsible for planning and coordinating media activities for the Vice President on domestic policy, including the Task Forces on Regulatory Relief and Drug Interdiction. She also accompanied Vice President Bush to 62 foreign countries. Mrs. Green served previously as a member of the George Bush for President campaign staff in 1979 - 80, as public affairs director for the Texas Federation of Republican Women from 1969 to 1973, on the staff of Congressman Bob Price in 1967, and on the headquarters staff of the Texas Republican Party from 1965 to 1967. She was a local campaign chairman for numerous Republican candidates in Texas, including President Gerald Ford in 1976 and James A. Baker in 1978.

Mrs. Green received a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Texas in 1956. She is a member of the American Newswomen's Association, Women in Communications, and Executive Women in Government. Mrs. Green was born December 21, 1933. She has two daughters and resides in Washington, DC.

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