Appointment of Steven A. Merksamer as a Member of the President's Export Council

April 24, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint Steven A. Merksamer to be a member of the President's Export Council. He would succeed Mae Sue Talley.

Since 1982 Mr. Merksamer has been serving as chief of staff to Governor Deukmejian of California. Prior to this he was the policy director for the Governor's campaign, 1982.

Mr. Merksamer graduated from Claremont Men's College (B.A., 1969) and from the University of the Pacific (J.D., 1975). He served in the United States Army, 1969 - 1970, and the California Air National Guard, 1970 - 1975. Mr. Merksamer was born April 16, 1947, in Sacramento, CA. He is married, has two children, and resides in Carmichael, CA.