Appointment of Andrew Lindsay Lewis, Jr., as the President's Special Envoy for the Acid Rain Consultations with Canada

March 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Andrew Lindsay Lewis, Jr., to be his Special Envoy.

Mr. Lewis is chairman of the board of Warner Amex Cable Communications, a position he has held since February 1983. Previously he was Secretary of Transportation in 1981 - 1983. He was deputy chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1980 - 1981 and served as deputy director of the office of the President-elect. He was associated with the firm of Lewis & Associates, financial and management consultants, in Plymouth Meeting, PA, in 1974 - 1980. He was president and chief executive officer of Snelling & Snelling, Inc., 1970 - 1974. In 1970 he joined the Simplex Wire & Cable Co. in Boston as president and chief executive officer and served as its chairman until 1972. He was assistant to the chairman of National Gypsum Co. in Buffalo, NY, in 1969 - 1970; vice president for sales and director of the American Olean Tile Co., Inc., in 1960 - 1968; and foreman, job superintendent, production manager, and director of Henkels & McCoy, Inc., of Blue Bell, PA, in 1955 - 1960.

He presently serves as a director of Campbell Soup Co., Equitable Life Insurance Co., and Smith, Kline & Beckman. He is also chairman of MTV Networks, Inc.

He graduated from Haverford College (B.S., 1953) and Harvard University (M.B.A., 1955). He did postgraduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968. He is married, has three children, and resides in Philadelphia, PA. He was born November 3, 1931, in Philadelphia.