Public Papers

Nomination of Rockwell A. Schnabel To Be Deputy Secretary of Commerce


The President today announced his intention to nominate Rockwell Anthony Schnabel to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce at the Department of Commerce. He would succeed Thomas Joseph Murrin.

Since 1989 Mr. Schnabel has served as Under Secretary for Travel and Tourism at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. Prior to this Mr. Schnabel served as U.S. Ambassador to Finland, 1985 - 1989. In addition, he was president of Unilife Assurance Group in Luxembourg, 1975 - 1979. In 1965, Mr. Schnabel joined Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards, Inc., serving in various senior management positions including president of the firm's holding company.

Mr. Schnabel attended Trinity College in The Netherlands, 1952 - 1956. He served in the U.S. National Guard Reserves, 1959 - 1965. He was born December 30, 1936, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Mr. Schnabel is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.