The President today announced the appointment of Arnold I. Havens, of Virginia, to be Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs (House).
Since 1989 Mr. Havens has been a partner with the law firm of White, Fine Verville in Washington, DC. Prior to this Mr. Havens served as minority counsel and staff director for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, from 1983 to 1986. From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Havens served as associate minority counsel for the Subcommittee on Commerce, Transportation, and Tourism. From 1979 to 1981, Mr. Havens served as assistant to the chairman of the Railroad Retirement Board in Chicago, IL. From 1973 to 1979, he served as associate counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel, House of Representatives.
Mr. Havens graduated from the University of Illinois (B.A., 1969; LL.B., 1973). Mr. Havens is married to Debra Hardy Havens, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA.