Nomination of Dennis M. Devaney To Be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority


March 28, 1988


The President today announced his intention to nominate Dennis M. Devaney to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of 5 years. He would succeed John Carl Miller. Mr. Devaney has been serving as Acting General Counsel since March 17, 1988.


Since 1982 Mr. Devaney has been a Board Member of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was an Attorney with Tighe, Curhan, Piliero & Case, 1979 - 1982. Mr. Devaney was a legislative representative with Philip Morris Inc., 1979; counsel for the Food Marketing Institute, 1977 - 1979; and assistant general counsel for the U.S. Brewers Association, 1975 - 1977. From 1972 to 1975, he was a law clerk with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.


Mr. Devaney graduated from University of Maryland (B.A., 1968; M.A., 1970) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1975). He was born February 25, 1946, in Cheverly, MD. He served in the United States Navy, 1970 - 1972. Mr. Devaney is married, has two children, and resides in Columbia, MD.