Nomination of Guy W. Fiske To Be Deputy Secretary of Commerce

April 8, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Guy W. Fiske to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce. He would succeed Joseph Robert Wright, Jr.

Mr. Fiske is currently Under Secretary of Energy. Previously he was executive vice president and director of the General Dynamics Corp., St. Louis, Mo., in 1977 - 81. He was also chairman of the Asbestos Corp., Ltd. In 1972 - 77 he was corporate vice president and group executive of the International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. He was product line manager-worldwide in 1969 - 72 and product line manager-worldwide, controls and instruments, electrical and electronic devices, electronic components and plastics, in 1968 - 69. Mr. Fiske was manager, specialty equipment operation and computer support services, information systems equipment division, General Electric Co., Phoenix, Ariz. He was with General Electric for 20 years.

Mr. Fiske graduated from Brown University (B.A., 1943). He is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, Va. Mr. Fiske was born September 28, 1924, in Upton, Mass.