July 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate William F. Weld to be an Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Division), Department of Justice. He would succeed Stephen S. Trott.

Since 1981 Mr. Weld has been United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Previously, he was with the law firm of Hill & Barlow in Boston, MA, 1971 - 1981; associate minority counsel, impeachment inquiry, U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Washington, DC, 1974; and a law clerk, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts for Judge R. Ammi Cutter.

Mr. Weld graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1966), Oxford University (economics, 1967), and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1970). He is married, has five children, and resides in Cambridge, MA. He was born July 31, 1945, in New York City.