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Public Papers - 1989 - August

Nomination of Dennis B. Underwood To Be Commissioner of Reclamation at the Department of the Interior


The President today announced his intention to nominate Dennis B. Underwood to be Commissioner of Reclamation at the Department of the Interior. He would succeed C. Dale Duvall.

Currently Mr. Underwood serves as executive director and executive secretary of the Colorado River Board of California, 1978 to present. Prior to this, he served as a consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy, 1975, and water resources engineer at the California Department of Water Resources Management Unit for the Southern District, 1969 - 1978.

Mr. Underwood graduated from Norwich University (B.S., 1966). He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1966 - 1969. Mr. Underwood was born December 14, 1944, in Greenville, MA. He is married and resides in Santa Monica, CA.

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