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Bush Makes Nomination for EPA Post

February 2, 1990

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Bush on Thursday said he would nominate Erich W. Bretthauer to be assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for research and development, a position he now holds in an acting capacity.

Bretthauer, 52, has worked for EPA since 1968, with two years off in the early 1980s to serve as a staff assistant with the Senate Enviornment and Public Works Committee.

He has been acting assistant administrator since 1988. From 1985 to 1988, he headed the EPA’s environmental monitoring laboratory in Las Vegas, where he maintains a residence.

Bush also announced he would nominate Glen L. Bower of Effingham, Ill., to be chairman of the Railroad Retirement Board. Bower, 59, is currently general counsel for the Illinois Department of Revenue.

If confirmed by the Senate, Bower would succeed Thomas J. Simon for the remainder of a term that expires Aug. 28, 1992.

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