Nomination of Mary L. Walker To Be an Assistant Secretary of Energy

September 18, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mary L. Walker to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Environment, Safety, and Health). She would succeed William Addison Vaughan.

Since 1984 Ms. Walker has been serving as Deputy Solicitor of the Department of the Interior. Previously, she was Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Land and Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice, in 1982 - 1984; associate (1976 - 1979) and partner (1979 - 1982) in the law firm of Richards, Watson, Dreyfuss & Gershon in Los Angeles, CA; and an attorney with Southern Pacific Transportation Co. and subsidiaries in 1973 - 1976.

Ms. Walker graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (A.B., 1970) and Boston University Law School (J.D., 1973). She was born December 1, 1948, in Dayton, OH, and now resides in Bethesda, MD.