Public Papers

Nomination of William Lucas To Be Director of Community Relations Service at the Department of Justice


The President today announced his intention to nominate William Lucas, of Michigan, to be Director of Community Relations Service at the U.S. Department of Justice, for a term of 4 years. He would succeed Grace Flores-Hughes.

Since 1989, Mr. Lucas has served as Director of the Office of Liaison Services at the Department of Justice. From 1988 to 1989, Mr. Lucas served as an attorney with the firm of Evans and Luptak in Detroit, MI. In 1987, he was a Harvard fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has also served as Commissioner of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, 1986 - 89; county executive for Wayne County, MI, 1983 - 86; and sheriff of Wayne County, MI, 1970 - 83.

Mr. Lucas graduated from Manhattan College (B.S., 1948) and Fordham Law School (LL.B., 1962). He was born January 15, 1928, in New York City. Mr. Lucas is married, has five children, and resides in Arlington, VA.