July 7, 1987 The President today announced his intention to appoint Tom Loeffler, of Texas, as Principal Coordinator for Central America in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. This is a new position. Mr. Loeffler will serve as a coordinator for legislative activities in support of administration initiatives regarding Central America. He will be responsible for ensuring close coordination of those individuals involved in this area from the White House staff, the NSC staff, the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and other agencies. He will serve in this capacity until such time as relevant legislative actions have been completed for this session of Congress.
Since January 1987 Mr. Loeffler has been a partner in the law firm of McCamish, Ingram, Martin and Brown, based in San Antonio, with offices in Austin and Washington. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 to 1986 and left Congress to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Texas. While in the House, Mr. Loeffler served on the appropriations and budget committees, and as chief deputy whip, a ranking position in the House Republican leadership. Prior to his election to the House, Mr. Loeffler was Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President Gerald Ford. He also served as chief legislative counsel to former Senator John Tower.
Mr. Loeffler graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A., 1968; J.D., 1971). He was born August 1, 1946. Mr. Loeffler has three children and resides in Austin, TX.