Appointment of Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., as Counsel to the President

March 4, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., to be Counsel to the President. He will succeed Peter J. Wallison.

Currently Mr. Culvahouse is a partner with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins. From 1982 to 1984, Mr. Culvahouse served as a partner with the law firm of O'Melveny & Meyers. He was the general counsel, Baker for President, 1979 - 1980, and chief legislative assistant and counsel to Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr., 1973 - 1976. Mr. Culvahouse is a member of the California, District of Columbia, and Tennessee State bars; member of the American Bar Association, section of corporation, banking, and business law and section of international law and practice.

Mr. Culvahouse received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Tennessee in 1970 and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1973. He is married, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. Mr. Culvahouse was born July 4, 1948, in Athens, TN.