May 5, 1987 The President today announced the appointment of Dr. Dan Crippen to be Deputy Assistant to the President in the Office of the Chief of Staff.
Since January 1985 Dr. Crippen has served as executive director of the Merrill Lynch advisory council. The council is chaired by former Secretary of State William P. Rogers and until recently included Senator Howard Baker. The council is composed of prominent members of the business and political community from around the world who provide advice and support to Merrill Lynch. He served Senator Baker in the Office of the Majority Leader during the years 1981 - 1984 as economic adviser and chief counsel. Previously, Dr. Crippen worked at NASA, the budget office of the State of South Dakota, the Brookings Institution, and conducted research on revenue sharing for the Department of the Treasury.
Dr. Crippen graduated from the University of South Dakota (B.S., 1974) and Ohio State University (M.A., 1976; Ph.D., 1981). He was born March 18, 1952, in Canistota, SD. Dr. Crippen is married and resides in Washington, DC.