Nominations, January 10, 1985

Nomination of Donald P. Hodel To Be Secretary of the Interior

January 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald P. Hodel to be Secretary of the Interior. He would succeed William P. Clark.

Mr. Hodel is currently serving as Secretary of Energy. From February 1981 until November 1982, he was Under Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Prior to this he was president of Hodel Associates, Inc., an energy consulting firm in Oregon. Mr. Hodel graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1957) and the University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 1960). He is married and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born May 23, 1935.

Nomination of John S. Herrington To Be Secretary of Energy

January 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate John S. Herrington to be Secretary of Energy. He would succeed Donald P. Hodel.

Since June 1983 Mr. Herrington has been Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel. From February until May 1983, he was Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, the White House. Previously he was Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) from October 1981 until February 1983. He also served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel from January 1981 until September 1981.

Mr. Herrington graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1961) and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (LL.B., J.D., 1964). Mr. Herrington is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born in Los Angeles on May 31, 1939.

Nomination of William J. Bennett To Be Secretary of Education

January 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate William J. Bennett to be Secretary of Education. He would succeed Terrel H. Bell.

Since November of 1981, Dr. Bennett has been serving as Chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities. Prior to this he was president and director of the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, MA (B.A., 1965), the University of Texas, Austin, TX (Ph.D., 1967), and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1971). He resides in Chapel Hill, NC, and was born July 31, 1943.

Nomination of Richard G. Darman To Be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

January 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard G. Darman to be the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

Mr. Darman now serves as Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff, a position he has held since 1981. Prior to joining the White House staff, Mr. Darman was a member of the faculty of Harvard's Graduate School of Government and a partner in ICF Inc., a management and economic consulting company. He served previously in government from 1970 to 1977, in policy positions in five Cabinet Departments (HEW, Defense, Justice, Commerce, and State). His prior service included service as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Policy, a position for which he was nominated by President Ford and confirmed by the Senate.

Mr. Darman, 41, is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. He is married to Kathleen Emmet (Darman), Ph.D. They have two sons and reside in Virginia.