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Public Papers - 1989 - February

Nomination of Mary Sheila Gall To Be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services


The President today announced his intention to nominate Mary Sheila Gall to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Human Development Services). She would succeed Sydney J. Olson.

Since 1987 Miss Gall has been Chair of the President's Task Force on Adoption, and Counselor to the Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management, 1986 - present. Prior to this she was Deputy Domestic Policy Adviser in the Office of the Vice President, 1981 - 1986. She was a senior legislative analyst at the House Republican Study Committee, 1980 - 1981; a member of the Reagan-Bush Presidential campaign and transition team, 1980 - 1981; and director of research for the George Bush for President campaign, 1979 - 1980. From 1971 to 1979, Miss Gall served in various legislative positions on the staffs of several Members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Miss Gall graduated from Rosary Hill College in Buffalo, NY. She has two children and resides in Arlington, VA.

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