Nominations, March 19, 1984

Nomination of Bruce E. Thompson, Jr., To Be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury, and Designation as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

March 19, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Bruce E. Thompson, Jr., to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury (Legislative Affairs). He would succeed W. Dennis Thomas. Upon confirmation, the President will designate Mr. Thompson to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Since June 1983 Mr. Thompson has been serving as Assistant Secretary for Business and Consumer Affairs at the Department of the Treasury. Previously he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs. Before joining the Department of the Treasury, he was legislative assistant to Senator William V. Roth, Jr. (1974 - 1981). He was senior policy analyst for Government Research Corp. in 1971 - 1974.

Mr. Thompson graduated from Georgetown University (B.S., B.A., 1971) and has done graduate work at George Washington University. He is married, has two children, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD. He was born June 5, 1949, in Cleveland, OH.

Nomination of John F. Scruggs To Be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

March 19, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate John F. Scruggs to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Legislation). He would succeed Thomas R. Donnelly, Jr.

Since 1982 Mr. Scruggs has been serving as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Previously, he was floor assistant to the Republican Whip, U.S. House of Representatives, in 1981 - 1982; minority counsel, Subcommittee on the Rules of the House, U.S. House of Representatives, in 1980 - 1981; and staff assistant to the Committee on Rules in 1978 - 1980.

He graduated from Biola College (B.A., 1978) and is presently attending the Washington College of Law at American University. He is married and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born January 14, 1955, in Salinas, CA.