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Public Papers

Nomination of David T. Kearns To Be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education


The President today announced his intention to nominate David T. Kearns as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education. He would succeed John Theodore Sanders.

Mr. Kearns, chairman of Xerox Corp., currently serves on the President's Education Policy Advisory Committee. He also serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Ford Foundation, the National Urban League, and the University of Rochester. Mr. Kearns has written and spoken widely on education issues, including a 1988 volume he coauthored with Denis Doyle, ``Winning the Brain Race: A Bold Plan to Make our Schools Competitive.''

Mr. Kearns is a Navy veteran and a graduate of the University of Rochester (B.S., 1952). He is married, has six children, and resides in New Canaan, CT.