Appointment of William L. Ball III as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs

February 7, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint William L. Ball III to be Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs.

Since March 1985 Mr. Ball has been Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. From 1981 to 1985, he was administrative assistant to Senator John Tower of Texas. In 1981 he also served as chief clerk of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In 1978 he served as administrative assistant to Senator Herman Talmadge of Georgia. From 1975 to 1976, he served as a legislative assistant to Senator John Tower. He was an officer in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1975, serving for 3 years on the guided-missile destroyer U.S.S. Sellers, followed by 3 years at the Department of the Navy.

Mr. Ball graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S., 1969). He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born June 10, 1948, in Belton, SC.