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Public Papers - 1989 - February

Nomination of John E. Robson To Be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury


The President today announced his intention to nominate John E. Robson to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. He would succeed M. Peter McPherson.

Since 1986 Mr. Robson has been dean and professor of management, school of business administration, at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Prior to this he was a member of the U.S. Aviation Safety Commission, 1987 - 1988. He was president and chief executive officer for G.D. Searle   Co., 1984 - 1985; executive vice president and chief operating officer, 1983 - 1984; and executive vice president, 1977 - 1982. He also served as chairman of the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, DC, 1975 - 1977. From 1970 to 1975, Mr. Robson was a partner and member of the executive committee for the law firm of Sibley and Austin in Chicago, IL, and Washington, DC.

Mr. Robson received his B.A. degree from Yale University and his J.D. degree from Harvard University Law School. He served in the U.S. Army, 1955 - 1957. Mr. Robson is married and has two children.

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