Nomination of Christopher Hicks To Be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture

April 24, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Christopher Hicks to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture, vice Daniel Oliver.

Mr. Hicks has served since February 1985 as Deputy Assistant to the President for Administration and Director of the Office of Administration. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Hicks served as the Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury and Executive Secretary of the Department of the Treasury. He joined the Treasury Department in 1983 as Executive Secretary. Previously he was the Associate Director (Economic and Transportation Group) of the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House. From March 1981 to May 1982, he was Associate Counsel in the Office of the Counsel to the President. Prior to joining the Reagan administration, he was a trial attorney with the firm of Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston, TX. He also served for a year as a law clerk to the Supreme Court of Texas.

Mr. Hicks received his bachelor of arts degree from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, in 1972, and he earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 1977. At SMU he was an editor of the law review, an officer of the student government, and a member of Barristers (an honorary scholastic/service organization). He resides in Maryland with his wife and two children.