May 20, 1988

The President today announced the appointment of Roger Bolton to be Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison. He will serve as liaison with business and professional organizations.

Since July of 1985 Mr. Bolton has been Assistant United States Trade Representative for Public Affairs and Private Sector Liaison. Previously, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs, 1984 - 1985; director of speechwriting for the Reagan-Bush campaign, 1984; press secretary for the Joint Economic Committee, 1983; administrative assistant and press secretary for Representative Clarence J. Brown, 1975 - 1982; and a reporter for the Marion (Ohio) Star, 1972 - 1974.

Mr. Bolton graduated from Ohio State University (B.A., 1972). He was born June 12, 1950, in St. Louis, MO. He is married and resides in Reston, VA.