Nomination of Robert H. Morris To Be Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

May 17, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert H. Morris to be Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This is a new position.

Mr. Morris is currently serving as Assistant Director for Enterprise Development of the Minority Business Development Agency at the Department of Commerce. Previously he was chairman and principal owner of the Johnson Bronze Co. in 1970 - 1981; president and chairman of the OIC Corp., Wadsworth, Ohio, in 1967 - 1970; managing director of Crane Ltd., London, England, in 1963 - 1966; operating vice president of Microdot, Inc., New York City, in 1961 - 1962; and president of Acco Products, Chicago, Ill., in 1959 - 1960.

He graduated from the University of Illinois (B.S., 1941). He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born March 31, 1919.