Reagan names 3 for cabinet vacancies.
Hodel, best known of the three, served as undersecretary of the interior for two years under Clark's predecessor, James Watt. Hodel is considered an advocate of energy resource development, both on federal lands fand offshore. Prior to joining the Interior Deparment, Hodel, a lawyer, headed the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Ore., and his own energy consulting firm.
Herrington, also a lawyer, is described by the White House as a "longtime member of the Reagan team," who, as a management specialist, "brings to the Energy Department a combination of the knowledge of defense and civil management and organization."
Bennett is a back-to-basics, back-to-classics advocate. He has gone on record saying that Greco-Roman and European history, philosophy and literature should be the foundation of American education. Last year he raised the ire of some groups for eschewing federal quotas or goals on the number of women and minorities to be employed by the National Endowment. Bennett explained that his approach advocates that affirmative action be "color blind," not "color conscious." He also supports merit pay and competency tests for teachers.
The President has asked that each nominee, once he is installed in his new post, assess how his agency might be reorganized.
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|Title Annotation:||Donald Paul Hodel, John Herrington, William J. Bennett|
|Date:||Jan 19, 1985|
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