November 29, 1983

The President today announced the appointment of Douglas A. Riggs to be Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison.

Mr. Riggs joined the Office of Public Liaison in July 1983 as an Associate Director with responsibility for establishing a liaison with organized labor.

Mr. Riggs is a lawyer and most recently practiced with the Seattle firm of Bogle and Gates in the Anchorage, Alaska, office, where he resided for the past 17 years. Previously he served as special counsel and administrative assistant to the Governor of Alaska, and director of the Alaska State Housing Authority.

He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, a masters degree in labor relations from West Virginia University, and a law degree from Cornell University.

Mr. Riggs is married and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born August 20, 1944, in Rigby, Idaho.