Public Papers

Nomination of John C. Foltz To Be Administrator of the Federal Grain Inspection Service


The President today announced his intention to nominate John C. Foltz to be Administrator of the Federal Grain Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture. He would succeed W. Kirk Miller.

Since 1979 Mr. Foltz has served as executive director of the Ohio Grain and Feed Association in Worthington, OH. Prior to this, he served as chief of the division of markets at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, 1977 - 1978; Assistant Administrator for Market Development at the Foreign Agricultural Service, 1976; Deputy Under Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Agriculture, 1973 - 1975; deputy director for agriculture for the Committee to Re-elect the President, 1972; Director of Congressional Relations for the Cost of Living Council in the Executive Office of the President, 1971; legislative assistant in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Agriculture, 1969 - 1971; and staff member and manager of public relations for the Future Farmers of America, 1958 - 1968.

Mr. Foltz graduated from Ohio State University (B.S., 1955; M.S., 1971). He was born February 23, 1933, in West Lafayette, OH. Mr. Foltz served in the U.S. Navy, 1955 - 1957. Mr. Foltz is married, has two children, and resides in Worthington, OH.