May 26, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Samuel K. Lessey, Jr., to be Director of Selective Service. He would succeed Thomas K. Turnage.
Mr. Lessey is currently a private investor in Hancock, NH. Prior to this, he was the Inspector General at the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation, 1982 - 1986; and Mobilization Assistant to the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, from 1979 to 1982.
Mr. Lessey graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S., 1945); Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1951); and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1956). He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1942 - 1954, and the U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1954 - 1983. Mr. Lessey was born October 9, 1923, in Newark, NJ. He currently resides in Hancock, NH.