Nominations, February 22, 1982

Nomination of Joseph R. Wright, Jr., To Be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget

February 22, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joseph R. Wright, Jr., to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He would succeed Edwin L. Harper.

Mr. Wright is currently Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce. Previously Mr. Wright had managed a wholly owned subsidiary of Citicorp, serving as president of both Citicorp Retail Services and Retail Consumer Services, Inc. From 1971 to 1976, he served in a number of high Federal Government positions, including Assistant Secretary for Administration at the Department of Agriculture, Deputy Director of the Social and Economic Statistics Administration at the Department of Commerce, and Deputy Director of the Bureau of the Census. From 1966 to 1971, Mr. Wright was a vice president of Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc.

Mr. Wright, who is 43 years old, received his B.S. degree from the Colorado School of Mines in 1961 and an M.B.A. from Yale University in 1964.

Nomination of Robert W. Sweet, Jr., To Be Deputy Director of the National Institute of Education

February 22, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert W. Sweet, Jr., to be Deputy Director of the National Institute of Education, Department of Education. He would succeed Gladys Chang Keith Hardy.

Since July 1981 Mr. Sweet has been serving as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education. He was with HB Educational Systems, Inc., in 1971 - 1979. Prior to that, he was with Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1964 - 1972.

Mr. Sweet is a graduate of the University of Maine (B.A., 1960). He is married and has five children. He was born on March 18, 1937.