The President today announced his intention to nominate Gordon H. Mansfield to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity). He would succeed Judith Y. Brachman.
Mr. Mansfield has served in various positions at the Paralyzed Veterans of America in Washington, DC, including associate executive director of government relations, 1986 to present; national advocacy director, 1983 - 1986; and associate legislative director, 1981 - 1983. Prior to this, he served as an attorney in private practice in Ocala, FL, 1979 - 1981, and as a staff attorney for Marion County Legal Aid in Florida, 1975 - 1978.
Mr. Mansfield graduated from Villanova University (B.S., 1964) and the University of Miami (J.D., 1973). He was born September 15, 1941, in Pittsfield, MA. Mr. Mansfield served in the U.S. Army, 1964 - 1968, and was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross, two Purple Hearts, and a Bronze Star. Mr. Mansfield is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.