Nomination of Dodie Truman Livingston To Be Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families

May 29, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dodie Truman Livingston to be Chief of the Children's Bureau (and Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families) at the Department of Health and Human Services. She would succeed Clarence Eugene Hodges.

She is presently serving as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Special Presidential Messages at the White House. Previously, she was director of the correspondence department for the Reagan-Bush committee in 1980; a consultant to the Reagan for President campaign in 1979; and a writer and researcher for the Deaver and Hannaford Co. in 1978 - 1979.

She also served as a communications specialist with the State Department of Finance in California in 1972 - 1975 and as a writer in the Governor's office, State of California, in 1972. In 1960 - 1968 she worked as a staff writer and investigative reporter for the Oakland Tribune in Oakland, CA, and in 1964 received the John Swett Award of the California Teachers Association for distinguished reporting on school finance issues. From 1960 to the present, she has worked as a volunteer in community service.

Mrs. Livingston attended San Jose State University in 1956 - 1960. She has two sons and resides in Washington, DC. She was born September 12, 1938.