Appointment of John O. Koehler as a Member of the National
Commission for Employment Policy
December 9, 1988
President today announced his intention to appoint John O. Koehler to be a
member of the National Commission for Employment Policy for a term expiring March
He would succeed Max L. Rowe.
1985 Mr. Koehler has been president of Koehler International, Ltd., in Stamford, CT. In 1987 he served as
Assistant to the President and Director of Communications at the White House.
From 1957 to 1985, Mr. Koehler worked for the Associated Press News Agency,
serving in numerous capacities: reporter and editor, 1957 - 1959; foreign
correspondent in Frankfurt, Germany, 1959; head of the Bonn bureau, 1960 - 1963;
chief correspondent in Berlin, 1963; chief of bureau in New Jersey, 1965;
deputy director of personnel, 1967; general executive for personnel, 1968;
general executive for the world services division, 1973; general executive for
special international projects, 1975; assistant to president and general
manager, 1976 - 1977; and deputy director, assistant general manager, and
managing director of world services, 1977 - 1983.
Koehler served in the U.S. Army Reserve, 1954 - 1957. He was born June
in Dresden, Germany. He is married and
currently resides in Stamford, CT.