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Nomination of Jennifer Joy Wilson To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce


The President announced his intention to nominate Jennifer Joy Wilson to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. She would succeed B. Kent Burton.

Mrs. Wilson served as Assistant Administrator for External Affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency, 1985 - 1988. Prior to this, she served as legislative director and executive assistant for United States Senator John Warner, 1982 - 1985, and staff policy liaison and senior executive assistant for Virginia Gov. John N. Dalton, 1978 - 1982. In addition, she has served in the White House Office of Communications, 1976 - 1977, and she has worked in research and convention activities at the national campaign headquarters for President Ford, 1975 - 1976.

Mrs. Wilson graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1974). She was born January 10, 1953, in Naples, Italy. She is married, has one child, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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