Nomination of James
Allen Wampler To Be an
Assistant Secretary of Energy
August 7, 1986
President today announced his intention to nominate James Allen Wampler to be Assistant Secretary (Fossil Energy),
Department of Energy. He would succeed Helmut A. Merklein.
Wampler is currently vice chancellor of
administration for the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges in Olney, IL. Previously, he was
dean of mining, Wabash Valley College in Centralia, IL, 1982 - 1984; vice
president of NPL, Inc., in Houston, TX, 1980 - 1982; Deputy Director,
Labor-Management Relations, the President's Commission on Coal, Washington, DC,
1979 - 1980; and vice president of training and development, Bituminous Coal
Operators' Association, Inc., 1976 - 1979.
graduated from Bluefield College (A.E.E.T., 1965; B.A., 1985). He is married and has
three children and resides in Centralia, IL. Mr. Wampler was born September 23,
1944, in Bartley, WV.