May 29, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Allen B. Clark, Jr., to be Deputy Administrator of Veterans Affairs.

Mr. Clark served in the United States Army Green Berets in Vietnam and retired as a captain due to wounds received in combat action. His military service awards include the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, two battle stars for Vietnam service, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, and Airborne Wings.

He served as president of the West Point Society of North Texas in 1973, as president of the Young Executives Group of the Dallas Council on World Affairs in 1977, as chairman of the Horizons Committee of the Dallas American Revolution Bicentennial Committee in 1976, and as chairman of the Special Gifts Division of the Dallas American Heart Association Fund Drive in 1978.

Mr. Clark attended Gonzaga Jesuit High School in Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1963, where he was in the top 10 percent of his class and served as a cadet platoon leader. He earned a master of business administration from the Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Clark was born on June 20, 1942, in McAllen, Tex. He is married to the former Jacklyn Adell McAdams of Dallas, Tex., and they have two daughters.