August 12, 1985
The President today announced his intention to appoint M.B. Oglesby, Jr., to assume the responsibilities of Max Friedersdorf, who will take a new position within the administration in the fall. Mr. Oglesby will continue to serve as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. In his position, he will serve as the President's chief liaison with the United States Congress.
Previously Mr. Oglesby has served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs and as minority staff associate for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, dealing principally with railroad, environmental, and commerce-related legislation. Mr. Oglesby also served as deputy and acting director of the State of Illinois Washington office and as executive assistant to Congressman Edward Madigan (R-IL). Prior to coming to Washington, he served in Illinois State government as an assistant to Gov. Richard Ogilvie and as executive assistant to the speaker of the house. Mr. Oglesby also spent 3\1/2\ years in management positions with Illinois Bell Telephone Co.
He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign. He is married, resides in Bethesda, MD, and was born October 1, 1942, in Flora, IL.
Appointment of Mitchell Daniels, Jr., as Assistant to the President for Political and Intergovernmental Affairs
August 12, 1985
The President today announced his intention to appoint Mitchell Daniels, Jr., as Assistant to the President for Political and Intergovernmental Affairs. He will succeed Edward J. Rollins, who will depart in the fall.
Mr. Daniels has been Deputy Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, since March 1985. Previously he served as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 1983 - 1985. He was administrative assistant to Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana (1977 - 1982) and chief aide to then Mayor Richard Lugar of Indianapolis (1974 - 1976).
He graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1971 and received a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. He is married, has three children, and resides in Fairfax Station, VA. He was born April 7, 1949, in Monongahela, PA.