Public Papers

Nomination of Constance Horner To Be Under Secretary of Health and Human Services


The President today announced his intention to nominate Constance Horner to be Under Secretary of Health and Human Services. She would succeed Donald M. Newman.

Since 1985 Mrs. Horner has been Director of the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC. Prior to this, she was Associate Director for Economics and Government in the Office of Management and Budget, 1983 - 1985; Director of VISTA and Acting Associate Director of ACTION, 1982 - 1983; and Deputy Assistant Director for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation of ACTION, 1981 - 1982. Mrs. Horner was a member of the Department of Education transition team in the Office of the President-Elect, 1980 - 1981. She currently serves as a Commissioner on White House fellowships and on the President's Commission on Executive Exchange.

Mrs. Horner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1964) and the University of Chicago (M.A., 1967). She is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.