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Public Papers

Nomination of Calvin A. Kent To Be Administrator of the Energy Information Administration


The President today announced his intention to nominate Calvin A. Kent to be Administrator of the Energy Information Administration at the Department of Energy. He would succeed Helmut A. Merklein.

Currently Dr. Kent serves as the Herman W. Lay Professor of Private Enterprise at Baylor University in Waco, TX, and director of the Center for Private Enterprise, and as an adjunct professor of law at the Baylor Law School. Prior to this, he served as a professor of economics at the University of South Dakota and chief economist for the South Dakota Legislature. In addition Dr. Kent served as vice chairman of the South Dakota Municipal Power Association.

Dr. Kent graduated from Baylor University (B.A., 1963) and the University of Missouri (M.A., 1965; Ph.D., 1967). He was born September 8, 1941, in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Kent is married, has two children, and resides in Waco, TX.