February 3, 1988

The President today designated Roland R. Vautour, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Small Community and Rural Development, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Rural Telephone Bank, Department of Agriculture. He would succeed Richard W. Goldberg.

Since 1987 Mr. Vautour has been Under Secretary for Small Community and Rural Development at the Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was State Director (Vermont, New Hampshire, and U.S. Virgin Islands) for the Farmers Home Administration, 1981 - 1987. He was founder and owner of Sterling Realty from 1969 to 1981.

Mr. Vautour graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1952). He was born January 20, 1929, in Berlin, NH. He is married, has four children, and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.