The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard J. Hankinson to be Inspector General of the Department of Justice. This is a new position.
Since 1986 Mr. Hankinson has served as Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Physical Security and Law Enforcement at the General Services Administration in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served in various positions for the U.S. Secret Service at the Department of the Treasury, including Deputy Assistant Director of Investigations, 1985 - 1986; Special Agent in Charge of the Vice President of the United States, 1983 - 1985; Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Vice President of the United States, 1982 - 1983; Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Vice President of the United States, 1981 - 1982; Special Agent in Charge in Richmond, VA, 1978 - 1981; Assistant Inspector in the Office of Inspection, 1976 - 1978; Special Agent for Vice President Nelson Rockefeller's Secret Service Detail, 1975 - 1976; Resident Agent in Canton, OH, 1971 - 1975; and Special Agent in Richmond, VA, 1966 - 1971.
Mr. Hankinson graduated from the University of Richmond (B.A., 1965). He was born September 11, 1942, in New Baltimore, PA. Mr. Hankinson is married, has three children, and resides in Vienna, VA.