January 26, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of Allen W. Locke of Washington, D.C., as Deputy Staff Secretary of the White House.

Mr. Locke's previous government experience includes assignments in the Department of Defense and in the Department of State, where he most recently worked on international nuclear energy issues.

In his new post Mr. Locke will provide staff support to the President and help ensure effective communication and staffing among offices of the White House and the Executive Office of the President.

Mr. Locke, 42, was reared in Wellesley, Mass. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1961; M.A., 1965). He is married to the former Elizabeth Gentry Heun of Washington, D.C. They have three children: Emily, Caroline, and William.