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Public Papers - 1989 - September

Nomination of Donald Belton Ayer To Be Deputy Attorney General


The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald Belton Ayer to be Deputy Attorney General. He would succeed Harold G. Christensen.

Since 1988 Mr. Ayer has served as a partner with the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Principal Deputy and Counselor to Solicitor General Charles Fried, 1986 - 1988; United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento, 1981; and Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California.

Mr. Ayer graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1971), Harvard University (M.A., 1973), and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1975). He was born April 30, 1949, in San Mateo, CA. He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA.

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