July 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen S. Trott to be Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice. He would succeed Arnold I. Burns.

Since 1983 Mr. Trott has served as Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Division) of the Department of Justice. Previously, he was U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California from 1981 to 1983; and deputy district attorney for the office of the district attorney of Los Angeles County from 1966 to 1981. Before he entered law school Mr. Trott was a member of the folk group ``The Highwaymen,'' best known for their gold record hits: ``Michael Row the Boat Ashore'' and ``Cotton Fields.''

He graduated from Wesleyan University (B.A., 1961). He received a law degree from Harvard University (LL.B., 1965). He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA. Mr. Trott was born December 13, 1939, in Glen Ridge, NJ.