The President today announced his intention to nominate John C. Weicher to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Policy Development and Research. He would succeed Kenneth J. Beirne.
Since 1987 Dr. Weicher has been Associate Director for Economic Policy in the Office of Management and Budget. Prior to this, he was Deputy Staff Director for the President's Commission on Housing, 1981. He has served in several capacities at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs, 1975 - 1977; Director for the Division of Economic Policy, 1973 - 1974; and prepared the National Housing Policy Review, 1973. He has also served as an associate and assistant professor of economics at Ohio State University, 1967 - 1977, and an assistant professor of economics at the University of California at Irvine, 1965 - 1967.
Dr. Weicher graduated from the University of Michigan (A.B., 1959) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D., 1968). He was born March 8, 1938. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.