June 15, 1987 The President today announced his intention to designate John W. Bode, an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Rural Telephone Bank, Department of Agriculture. He would succeed Kathleen Lawrence.
Since July 1985 he has been Assistant Secretary for Food and Consumer Services, United States Department of Agriculture. Prior to this Mr. Bode was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Food and Consumer Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1981 - 1985; and a staff member, United States Senate, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, 1979 - 1981.
Mr. Bode graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (B.A., 1977) and George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 1983). He was born January 24, 1955, in Oklahoma City, OK. Mr. Bode is married, has one child, and resides in Alexandria, VA.