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Nominations, May 12, 1983

Nomination of Janet L. Norwood To Be Commissioner of Labor Statistics

May 12, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Janet L. Norwood to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, for a term of 4 years. This is a reappointment.

She has been serving as Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics since 1979. She joined the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 1963 and has held various positions there, including Deputy Commissioner in 1973 - 1978 and Acting Commissioner in 1978 - 1979.

Dr. Norwood graduated from Douglass College, Rutgers University (B.A., 1945), and Tufts University (M.A., 1946; Ph. D., 1949). She is married, has two sons, and resides in Bethesda, Md. She was born December 11, 1923, in Newark, N.J.

Nomination of Peter Otto Murphy To Be a Deputy United States Trade Representative

May 12, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Peter Otto Murphy to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative with the rank of Ambassador. This is a new position.

Mr. Murphy is currently serving as chief textile negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Previously he was deputy to the chief textile negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in 1977 - 1981. He joined the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations in November 1974 to participate in the multilateral trade negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Murphy was a credit analyst for the Chemical Bank of New York in 1971 - 1972.

He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College (B.A., 1971) and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (M.S.F.S., 1974). He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born March 23, 1948, in New Canaan, Conn.