Nomination of Steven Roger Schlesinger To Be Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics

February 22, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Steven Roger Schlesinger to be Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice. He would succeed Harry Scarr.

Mr. Schlesinger is currently serving as associate chairman and associate professor of the department of politics at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He has been with the Catholic University of America since 1977, serving as assistant professor in 1977 - 1979 and as acting chairman of the department of politics in 1980 - 1981. Previously he was with Rutgers University, serving as an associate member of the graduate faculty (1977), as an assistant professor of political science (1973 - 1977), and as an instructor in 1971 - 1973.

He graduated from Cornell University (B.A., 1967) and Claremont Graduate School (M.A., 1969; Ph. D., 1973). He is married, has one child, and resides in Silver Spring, Md. He was born March 28, 1944.