Designation of Dennis R. Patrick as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

February 5, 1987

The President today announced his intention to designate Dennis R. Patrick to be Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, effective upon the departure of Mark S. Fowler.

Since December 1983 Mr. Patrick has been a member of the Federal Communications Commission. Previously, he was a special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, Department of Commerce, October 1983 - December 1983; an Associate Director, Presidential personnel, the White House, January 1982 - October 1983; and an attorney with the firm of Adams, Duque & Hazeltine in Los Angeles.

Mr. Patrick graduated from Occidental College (A.B., 1973) and the University of California at Los Angeles (J.D., 1976). He resides in Washington, DC, and was born June 1, 1951, in Los Angeles, CA.