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Public Papers - 1989 - August

Nomination of Gene McNary To Be Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service


The President today announced his intention to nominate Gene McNary to be Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice. He would succeed Alan C. Nelson.

Since 1974 Mr. McNary has served as St. Louis County's chief executive. Prior to this, he served as St. Louis County's prosecuting attorney, 1966 - 1974; assistant public defender for St. Louis County, 1963 - 1966; and an attorney at Lashly, Lashly and Miller in St. Louis, 1961 - 1963.

Mr. McNary graduated from Indiana University (B.S., 1957; J.D., 1960). He was born September 14, 1935, in Muncie, IN. Mr. McNary was in the Army Reserves from 1960 to 1966. He is married, has three children, and resides in St. Louis, MO.

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