April 21, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Ewen M. Wilson to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture (Economics). He would succeed Robert L. Thompson.
Mr. Wilson is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economics at the Department of Agriculture. Previously he was vice president of economics and statistics at the American Meat Institute, from 1977 to 1985.
Mr. Wilson graduated from the University of London (B.S., 1965), the University of West Virginia (M.S., 1970), and North Carolina State University (Ph.D., 1973). He was born July 29, 1944, in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Wilson is married, has three children, and resides in Falls Church, VA.