Public Papers

Nomination of Anthony Joseph Principi To Be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs


The President today announced his intention to nominate Anthony Joseph Principi to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs at the Veterans Administration. This is a new position.

Mr. Principi has been Republican chief counsel and staff director of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 1984 - 1988. He was majority chief counsel and staff director for Senator Alan K. Simpson, 1984 - 1986, and Deputy Administrator for Congressional, Intergovernmental, and Public Affairs for the Veterans Administration, 1983 - 1984. Mr. Principi entered the United States Navy in 1967 and has served as senior staff counsel and professor of military law for the U.S. Pacific Fleet in San Diego, CA, 1978 - 1980, and chief defense attorney for the Naval Legal Service Office, 1975 - 1978.

Mr. Principi graduated from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1967), and Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1975). He resides in Rancho Sante Fe, CA.