July 1, 1987 The President today announced his intention to appoint Dean Kleckner to be a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for a term of 2 years. He would succeed Donald E. Petersen.
Since 1986 Mr. Kleckner has been president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Prior to this he was president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (1975 - 1986). Mr. Kleckner was a member on the American Farm Bureau Federation's board of directors (1976 - 1986) and has served for the last 2 years on its executive committee.
Mr. Kleckner served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1956. He was born October 7, 1932, in Riceville, IA. Mr. Kleckner is married, has five children, and resides in Des Moines, IA.