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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Bill R. Phillips To Be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management


The President today announced his intention to nominate Bill R. Phillips to be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management. He would succeed Hugh Hewitt.

Since 1988 Mr. Phillips has served as Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Secretary at the Department of Education in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as chief executive officer for the Republican National Convention, 1987 - 1988; vice president of Russo, Watts and Rollins, 1986 - 1987; and executive director of the Fund for America's Future, 1985 - 1986. In addition, he served as the chief of staff at the Republican National Committee, 1983 - 1985; executive assistant to Gov. Robert List of Nevada, 1978 - 1983; deputy campaign manager for Robert List for Governor, 1977 - 1978; and as a political reporter and columnist for Reno Newspapers, Inc., 1975 - 1977.

Mr. Phillips graduated from the University of Nebraska (B.A., 1969). He was born June 8, 1944, in Whitesboro, TX. Mr. Phillips served in the U.S. Air Force, 1965 - 1970. He is married, has three children, and resides in Springfield, VA.

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