February 2, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Woodward Kingman to be an Associate Director (Management) of the United States Information Agency. He would succeed James T. Hackett.

Mr. Kingman is presently serving as a consultant to Crocker National Bank in San Francisco, CA. He was executive vice president of the Crocker National Bank in 1974 - 1983. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Government National Mortgage Association at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1969 - 1974; assistant to the executive vice president for finance, International Telephone and Telegraph Corp., in 1966 - 1969; assistant to the vice president of the national division of the First National City Bank in New York City in 1956 - 1966; and was with Cowles magazine in 1951 - 1956.

He graduated from Amherst College (B.A., 1949) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1951). Mr. Kingman was born September 5, 1925, in Minneapolis, MN, and now resides in San Francisco.