August 24, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Saundra Brown Armstrong to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of 7 years from October 27, 1983. She would succeed Edith Barksdale Sloan.

Since 1982 she has been serving as a trial attorney for the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. Previously she was deputy district attorney for Alameda County in 1980 - 1982; senior consultant to the California Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice in 1979 - 1980; deputy district attorney of Alameda County in 1977 - 1978; and a policewoman with the City of Oakland Police Department in 1970 - 1977.

Mrs. Armstrong is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association, the California District Attorneys' Association, and the National Council of Negro Women.

She graduated from California State University (B.A., 1969) and the University of San Francisco (J.D., 1977). She is married and resides in Arlington, Va. She was born March 23, 1947, in Oakland, Calif.