Nomination of Don M. Newman To Be Under Secretary of Health and Human Services

February 11, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Don M. Newman to be Under Secretary of Health and Human Services. He would succeed Charles D. Baker.

Mr. Newman is presently serving as Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Previously he was director of the Indiana office in Washington, DC, in 1973 - 1985. He was owner and operator of Newman's Pharmacy in Mishawaka, IN, and Jefferson Medical Arts Pharmacy, in South Bend, IN, in 1955 - 1973. Mr. Newman also served as chair to the National Governors' Association Staff Advisory Council of the Transportation, Commerce, and Communications Committee.

He graduated from Purdue University (B.S., 1947), Indiana University (M.A., 1972), and Georgetown University (J.D., 1979). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born July 31, 1923, in Chicago, IL.