Appointment of Richard S. Williamson as Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs

February 10, 1981

The President announced today the appointment of Richard S. Williamson to be the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs. Mr. Williamson is presently Special Assistant to the President and Deputy to Chief of Staff James A. Baker III.

During the 1980 Presidential campaign, Mr. Williamson was deputy to the chairman, Reagan-Bush Committee. In 1977 - 80 he was a partner in the Washington office of Winston & Strawn, a Chicago-based law firm. He is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B., 1971) and the University of Virginia Law School. Mr. Williamson is a former administrative assistant to Congressman Philip M. Crane (R-Ill.).

Mr. Williamson is married to the former Jane Thatcher, and they have two children. Mr. Williamson was born on May 9, 1949, in Evanston, Ill. He resides with his family in McLean, Va.