Appointment of Charles D. Hobbs as Deputy Assistant to the President for Policy Development

April 12, 1984

The President today announced his appointment of Charles D. Hobbs to be Deputy Assistant to the President for Policy Development. He assumed his duties on April 1, 1984.

Mr. Hobbs, for the past 10 years, has been president and principal consultant of Charles D. Hobbs, Inc., a California-based public policy and management consulting firm. His company has served a wide variety of Federal, State, and local government agencies in the development of public service programs and management plans.

Mr. Hobbs was chief deputy director of social welfare in California from 1970 to 1972 and also served on then-Governor Reagan's Tax Limitation and Local Government Task Forces in 1973 and 1974. He was delegate to the Economic Summit Conference on Inflation in 1975. He designed and managed the development of computer-based information and command/control systems from 1958 to 1970.

Mr. Hobbs received his B.S. degree, with honors in English, from Northwestern University in 1955, and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA in 1958 and 1959. He was the distinguished military graduate at Northwestern in 1955 and served 3 years as an officer in the United States Air Force. He was born on September 2, 1933, in Kansas City, MO. He is married to Joan Resag Hobbs. They have three sons: Charles, Jonathan, and Jeremy.