February 5, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ernest C. Baynard III to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Environment, Safety, and Health) at the Department of Energy. He would succeed Mary L. Walker.

Since 1986 Mr. Baynard has been of counsel at the law firm of Newman & Holtzinger, P.C., in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was Deputy General Counsel for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 1984 - 1986, and Associate Solicitor for the Division of Surface Mining at the Department of the Interior, 1983 - 1984. He was with the law firm of Connole & O'Connell as partner, 1980 - 1983, and as an associate, 1972 - 1980.

Mr. Baynard graduated from Trinity College (B.A., 1966) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1971). He was born August 8, 1944, in Washington, DC. He served in the United States Navy, 1966 - 1968. Mr. Baynard is married, has four children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.