March 20, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Sherman M. Funk to be Inspector General, Department of State. This is a new position.

Mr. Funk has been Inspector General, Department of Commerce, since 1981. Previously he was Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Energy, 1980 - 1981. From 1970 to 1979, he served at the Department of Commerce, where he held various positions in what is now the Minority Business Development Agency, including Deputy Assistant Director for Administration and Program Development and Assistant Director for Planning and Evaluation.

He graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1951) and pursued graduate study at Columbia University and the University of Arizona. Mr. Funk is married, has five children, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD. He was born November 13, 1925, in New York City.