February 23, 1988

The President today announced the appointment of Alan Michael Kranowitz as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs at the White House. He is presently Deputy Assistant to the President with primary responsibility for liaison with the House of Representatives. He will replace William L. Ball III, who the President will nominate to be Secretary of the Navy.

Mr. Kranowitz served previously as chief of staff to Congressman Tom Loeffler (R - TX), as a professional staff member on the Senate Republican Policy Committee, and as Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget. In 1971 - 1975, Mr. Kranowitz served as a Director of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Secretaries George Romney, James Lynn, and Carla Hills.

Mr. Kranowitz graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1963). He was born March 19, 1941, in New Britain, CT. He is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.