Nomination of H. Lawrence Garrett III To Be Under Secretary of the Navy

May 18, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate H. Lawrence Garrett III to be Under Secretary of the Navy. He would succeed James F. Goodrich.

Mr. Garrett is currently the General Counsel at the Department of Defense. Prior to this, he served as Associate Counsel to the President, The White House (1983 - 1986); Regional Director, Merit Systems Protection Board (1982 - 1983); and executive assistant to the president and chief operating officer, U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corp. (1981 - 1982).

Mr. Garrett graduated from the University of West Florida (B.S., 1969) and the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1972). He served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1981. Mr. Garrett was born June 24, 1939, in Washington, DC. He is married, has two children, and resides in Oakton, VA.