Nomination of Robert A. Jantzen To Be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

October 9, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert A. Jantzen to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior. He would succeed Lynn Adams Greenwalt.

Since 1968 Mr. Jantzen has been director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Previously he was chief of the Game Management Division in 1964 - 68; big game supervisor in 1959 - 63; and research biologist in 1957 - 58. He is a member of the Internation Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and served as president in 1980. He was chairman of the National Waterfowl Council in 1977 - 78 and served on the U.S. Forest Service Multiple Use Advisory Councils.

Mr. Jantzen graduated from the University of Arizona (B.S., 1953) and attended the University of Arizona Graduate College in 1957 - 58. He is married and resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born October 15, 1928, in Phoenix, Ariz.