Appointment of Mary Kathryn Dewhirst as Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison

 

November 11, 1988

 

The President today announced the appointment of Mary Kathryn Dewhirst to be Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison.

 

Since August of 1987 Miss Dewhirst has been Associate Director of the Office of Public Liaison. Prior to her appointment to the White House, she was Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs, Department of Transportation, 1985 - 1987. Miss Dewhirst served as staff assistant to U.S. Senate Assistant Majority Leader Ted Stevens, as well as his political designee, and special assistant to the chief of staff, 1981 - 1985. Before joining Senator Stevens' staff, Miss Dewhirst was employed by Florida State University.

 

Miss Dewhirst graduated from Florida State University (B.A., 1978). She currently resides in Arlington, VA.

 

Appointment of John C. Shepherd as a Member of the Lower Mississippi Delta Development Commission

 

November 11, 1988

 

The President today appointed John C. Shepherd to be a member of the Lower Mississippi Delta Development Commission. This is a new position.

 

Since 1979 Mr. Shepherd has been with Shepherd, Sandberg, and Phoenix in St. Louis, MO. Prior to this he was with the law firm of Coburn, Croft, Shepherd and Herzog, 1970 - 1979.

 

Mr. Shepherd attended Illinois College and St. Louis University (J.D., 1951). He was born June 27, 1925, in Memphis, TN. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946. He is married, has two children, and currently resides in St. Louis, MO.