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Reagan Picks Ms. Range To Head Public Liaison Office

August 20, 1987

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ President Reagan on Thursday said he intends to appoint Rebecca Gernhardt Range to be deputy assistant to the president and head of the Office of Public Liaison.

Ms. Range, who has been serving as an assistant secretary for governmental affairs at the Transportation Department, would succeed Mari Maseng.

Ms. Range formerly was a counselor to the secretary of transportation. She is a member of the District of Columbia and American bar associations and is a graduate of DePauw University and Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.

Reagan also announced his intention to reappoint James E. Stratten as a member of the National Afro-American History and Cultural Commission for a new term expiring in January 1991.

Since 1977, Stratten has been director of the Time Savings and Loan Association in San Francisco. Prior to that, he served as a member of the Board of the California Youth Authority.