Nomination of Richard Thomas Montoya To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior

September 16, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Thomas Montoya to be an Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior (Territorial and International Affairs). He would succeed Pedro A. Sanjuan.

Mr. Montoya is currently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of the Interior for Territorial and International Affairs. Previously he was director of the Governor of Texas Office of Regional Development in 1979 - 1983; Deputy Secretarial Representative at the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1976 - 1979; and Assistant Regional Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration in Dallas, Tex., in 1971 - 1976.

He attended Southern Methodist University and New Mexico State University. He is married and currently resides in Arlington, Va. He was born May 5, 1947, in Las Cruces, N. Mex.