Nomination of Clarence J. Brown To Be Deputy Secretary of Commerce

July 6, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Clarence J. Brown to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce. He would succeed Guy W. Fiske.

Mr. Brown served as a Member of the United States House of Representatives from the 7th District of Ohio in 1965 - 1983. He served on the Joint Economic Committee in 1969 - 1983 (ranking Republican, 1975 - 1983); Energy and Commerce Committee in 1967 - 1983 (ranking Republican on Energy Subcommittee in 1975 - 1983 and on the Communications Subcommittee in 1971 - 1975); and Government Operations Committee in 1966 - 1983 (ranking Republican, Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee, in 1969 - 1983).

Since 1965 Mr. Brown has been chairman of the board of Brown Publishing Co., with newspaper and printing operations in Urbana, Lebanon, Miamisburg, Springboro, Eaton, and Ada, Ohio. Since 1978 he has served on the advisory board, Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the advisory council of the American Enterprise Institute Study of Government Regulation.

He graduated from Duke University (B.A., 1947) and Harvard University (M.B.A., 1949). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born June 18, 1927, in Columbus, Ohio.