January 23, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Michael Dorsey, of Missouri, to be General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He would succeed John J. Knapp.
Since 1986 Mr. Dorsey has been Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Previously, he was a partner with the law firm of Stinson, Mag & Fizzell in Kansas City, MO, 1974 - 1986; and assistant attorney general of the State of Missouri, 1973 - 1974. He graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1965) and the University of Missouri (J.D., 1968; LL.M., 1973). Mr. Dorsey is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. He was born February 6, 1943, in Kansas City, MO.