Nominations, September 25, 1985

Nomination of Charles J. Cooper To Be an Assistant Attorney General

September 25, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles J. Cooper to be an Assistant Attorney General (Office of Legal Counsel), Department of Justice, vice Theodore B. Olson, resigned.

Since 1982 Mr. Cooper has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice. Previously he was special assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice. From 1979 to 1981, he was an attorney with the law firm of Long & Aldrige in Atlanta, GA. In 1978 Mr. Cooper served as a law clerk to Justice William H. Rehnquist at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Cooper graduated from the University of Alabama (B.A., 1974; J.D., 1977). He was born March 8, 1952, in Dayton, OH, and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.

Nomination of Stephen J. Markman To Be an Assistant Attorney General

September 25, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen J. Markman to be an Assistant Attorney General (Office of Legal Policy), Department of Justice, vice Harold J. Lezar, Jr.

Since 1978 Mr. Markman has served as chief counsel and staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, except for 1983 when he left to serve as deputy chief counsel, Senate Committee on Judiciary. From 1975 to 1978, he was legislative assistant to Representative Tom Hagedorn. In 1978 Mr. Markman was legislative assistant to Representative Edward Hutchinson on the House Judiciary Committee.

Mr. Markman graduated from Duke University (B.A., 1971) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1974). He was born June 4, 1949, in Detroit, MI. He is married and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.

Nomination of Charles Fried To Be Solicitor General of the United States

September 25, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles Fried to be Solicitor General of the United States, Department of Justice, vice Rex E. Lee, resigned.

Since 1985 Mr. Fried has served as Deputy Solicitor General and counselor to the Solicitor General at the Department of Justice. Previously he was special assistant to the Attorney General. From 1961 to 1984, he held various positions at Harvard University Law School including Carter professor of general jurisprudence (1981 - 1984); lecturer on medical ethics at Harvard Medical School (1974 - 1975); professor of law; and assistant professor (1961 - 1965). From 1960 to 1961, Mr. Fried was law clerk to Justice John Harlan, United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Fried graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1956), Oxford University (B.A., 1958; M.A., 1960), and Columbia University Law School (J.D., 1961). He is married to the former Anne Summerscale, and they have two children. Mr. Fried was born April 15, 1935, in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and currently resides in Washington, DC.