J. Michael Farren

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J. Michael Farren was named June 8, 2007, by President George W. Bush to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President[1] in the Office of Counsel.

Farren replaces William K. Kelley, who "has been scheduled to return to his position at Notre Dame University's law school at the end of the [June 2007]"[2] and "has been caught up in the U.S. attorney controversy."[3]

Profiles

Farren "recently served as Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Xerox Corporation." He "joined Xerox in 1994 and led Xerox's office of external affairs in Washington D.C., before assuming the additional roles of general counsel and corporate secretary in 2004."[4]

Farren was "district representative and campaign director for U.S. Representative Ronald A. Sarasin" from March 1974 to November 1978.[5]

"He was vice president of the Greater Waterbury (Conn.) Chamber of Commerce from 1978 to 1981."[6]

"He was director of White House liaison and executive assistant to the deputy chairman of the Republican National Committee from August 1981 to June 1983."[7]

Farren served from June 1983 to March 1985 as Director of the Office of Business Liaison at the U.S. Department of Commerce, "where he served as the Secretary's primary contact with the business community." Farren "served as Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce from March 1985 to September 1985, advising the Secretary on policy development and Cabinet matters." He "served as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade from September 1985 to July 1988 and was responsible for management and policy development for the International Trade Administration."[8]

Beginning September 1988 until selected as Under Secretary of Commerce in March 1989, Farren "was counsel at the law firm of Wiggin & Dana in New Haven, CT."[9]

Farren served from 1989 to 1992 as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce.[10]

In 1992, he served as Deputy Campaign Manager for the Bush-Quayle Re-election Committee and from 1988 to 1989 as Deputy Director of President George H.W. Bush's Transition Team.[11][12]

Farren received his bachelor's degree in political science from Fairfield University, his master's degree in public policy analysis from Trinity College, and his JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law. [13]

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References

  1. News Release: "Personnel Announcement," Office of the White House Press Secretary, June 8, 2007.
  2. Deb Reichmann, "White House Expands Its Legal Team," Associated Press (FederalNewsRadio.com), June 8, 2007.
  3. Peter Baker, "Besieged White House Reinforces Counsel's Office," Washington Post, June 9, 2007.
  4. "Don Liu Named Xerox General Counsel and Corporate Secretary," BERTL News, May 8, 2007.
  5. "Nomination of J. Michael Farren To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce, March 7th, 1989," The American Presidency Project.
  6. Profile: J. Michael Farren, Forbes, accessed June 19, 2007.
  7. "Nomination of J. Michael Farren To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce, March 7th, 1989," The American Presidency Project.
  8. "Nomination of J. Michael Farren To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce, March 7th, 1989," The American Presidency Project.
  9. "Nomination of J. Michael Farren To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce, March 7th, 1989," The American Presidency Project.
  10. "Mary M. Scharf, J. Michael Farren," New York Times, May 4, 1997.
  11. Profile: J. Michael Farren, Forbes, accessed June 19, 2007.
  12. News Release: "Personnel Announcement," Office of the White House Press Secretary, June 8, 2007.
  13. "Nomination of J. Michael Farren To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce, March 7th, 1989," The American Presidency Project.

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