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Public Papers - 1989 - September

Nomination of William James Tattersall To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor


The President today announced his intention to nominate William James Tattersall to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health. He would succeed David Courtland O'Neal.

Since 1979 he has served as Deputy Secretary General of the International Iron and Steel Institute in Brussels, Belgium. Prior to this, he served in several capacities at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Bethlehem, PA, including manager for State government affairs, 1975 - 1979; labor counsel and assistant to the vice president of mining, 1970 - 1975; and senior labor attorney in the industrial relations department, 1967 - 1973.

Mr. Tattersall graduated from Moravian College (B.A., 1960) and De Paul University School of Law (J.D., 1966). He served in the U.S. Army, 1952 - 1954. He was born May 11, 1932, in Wilkes Barre, PA. He is married, has three children, and resides in Pennsylvania.

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