Appointment of Dana Rohrabacher as Special Assistant to the President and Speechwriter

 

October 16, 1987

 

The President today announced the appointment of Dana Rohrabacher to be Special Assistant to the President and Speechwriter. Mr. Rohrabacher has been a Presidential speechwriter since January 1981.

 

Mr. Rohrabacher worked for President Reagan's 1976 and 1980 Presidential campaigns as an assistant to the press secretary. He has worked for KFWB Radio and Radio New West-City News Service in Los Angeles, CA, and the Register, a newspaper in Orange County, CA. He was the Los Angeles County high school chairman of Youth for Reagan in President Reagan's first gubernatorial campaign in 1966.

 

Mr. Rohrabacher has a bachelors degree in history from California State College in Long Beach and a masters degree in American studies from the University of Southern California. He was born June 21, 1947, in Coronado, CA, and currently resides in Arlington, VA.

 

Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to David J. Markey III While Serving as Chairman of the United States Delegation to the World Administrative Radio Conference for Mobile Services

 

October 16, 1987

 

The President has accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to David J. Markey III in his capacity as Chairman of the United States delegation to the World Administrative Radio Conference for Mobile Services, held in Geneva, Switzerland, September 14 - October 16, 1987.

 

Mr. Markey has been employed with BellSouth Corp. since November 1985 as vice president for Federal regulatory affairs. Previously he was Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, 1983 - 1985. In 1983 Mr. Markey was special adviser to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. From 1981 to 1983, he was chief of staff and legislative director for Senator Frank Murkowski of Alaska. Mr. Markey has been vice president of congressional relations at the National Association of Broadcasters, 1974 - 1981; chief of staff for Senator J. Glenn Beall, Jr., of Maryland, 1969 - 1974; and legislative officer on the staff of the Governor of Maryland, 1967 - 1969.

 

Mr. Markey graduated from Western Maryland College (B.A., 1963) and the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 1967). He served in the United States Army in 1958. Mr. Markey was born on July 25, 1940, in Frederick, MD. He is married, has one child, and currently resides in Washington, DC.