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Nomination of David Courtland O'Neal To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior


The President today announced his intention to nominate David Courtland O'Neal to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Land and Minerals Management). He would succeed J. Steven Griles.

Since 1987 Mr. O'Neal has served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health in Arlington, VA. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management at the Department of the Interior, 1986 - 1987; general manager of the Augustines Convention Center and president of O'Neal Inns, Ltd., in Belleville, IL, 1984 - 1986; president of O'Neal Printing Co. in Chicago, IL, 1982 - 1984; and executive vice president of Aviation Systems International, 1981 - 1982. In addition, he served as Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois, 1976 - 1981, and sheriff of St. Clair County, 1970 - 1976.

Mr. O'Neal graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy (B.S., 1962). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1956 - 1959. He was born January 24, 1937, in Belleville, IL. He has two children and resides in Arlington, VA.

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