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Public Papers - 1989

Designation of Evan J. Kemp, Jr., as Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


The President today announced his intention to designate Evan J. Kemp, Jr., to be Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, upon the confirmation of Clarence Thomas as United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Since 1987 Mr. Kemp has served as Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as executive director of the Disability Rights Center, 1980 - 1987. Since 1982 Mr. Kemp has taught a course at Catholic University Law School in Washington, DC.

Mr. Kemp graduated from Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1959) and the University of Virginia (J.D., 1964). He was born May 5, 1937, in New York, NY. He is married and resides in Washington, DC.

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