Appointment of Gwendolyn S. King as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

April 17, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Gwendolyn S. King to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. She will succeed Deborah Steelman.

Mrs. King served as director of the Washington office of Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh, 1979 - 1986. Previously, she was legislative assistant to United States Senator John Heinz, 1978 - 1979; division director of consumer complaints at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1976 - 1978; and a senior health desk officer for the Secretary at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1974 - 1976.

Mrs. King graduated cum laude from Howard University in 1962 and did graduate studies at George Washington University. She is married to Colbert I. King, has three children, and resides in Rockville, MD. She was born in East Orange, NJ.