Nominations & Appointments, August 20, 1982

Nomination of Jay F. Morris To Be Deputy Administrator of the Agency for International Development

August 20, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jay F. Morris to be Deputy Administrator of the Agency for International Development, United States International Development Cooperation Agency. He would succeed Joseph C. Wheeler.

Mr. Morris is currently serving as Assistant Administrator for External Relations, Agency for International Development, Department of State. He was personnel specialist, Presidential Personnel Office, in 1981. He was director of administration in the office of the President-elect. He served as government relations consultant for the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease in 1974 - 1980. He was Executive Director of the President's Commission on Personnel Interchange in 1976 - 1978. He was manager of Federal transportation programs for Motorola, Inc., in 1975 - 1976.

He graduated from the University of Maryland (B.S., 1963) and attended graduate school at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is married, has one child, and resides in Adelphi, Md. He was born February 21, 1941.

Appointment of Kevin R. Hopkins as Director of the White House Office of Policy Information

August 20, 1982

The President today announced the appointment of Kevin R. Hopkins, Special Assistant to the President, as Director of the White House Office of Policy Information. He assumes this position immediately, replacing Edwin J. Gray. Mr. Hopkins will report directly to Edwin L. Harper, Assistant to the President for Policy Development.

Since March 1982, he has served as Deputy Director of the Office of Policy Information and Special Assistant to the President. Previously, Mr. Hopkins had, since the beginning of the administration, served as Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development. He worked as senior policy analyst in both the Reagan primary and general election Presidential transition team. Prior to that, he was a research analyst for Citizens for the Republic in Los Angeles and an instructor in economics at the University of Missouri.

He is a native of Kansas City, Mo. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in economics and mathematics from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.