THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES KENNETH H. BACON ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth H. Bacon of Washington, D.C. to the post of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.
Mr. Bacon has been serving as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs since September, 1994. Prior to that he worked as a reporter and editor in the Washington bureau of the Wall Street Journal for 25 years.
A native of Bronxville, NY, Mr. Bacon was born on November 21, 1944. He earned a B.A. from Amherst College in 1966, and later earned an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University Business School. He is currently a Trustee of Amherst College and of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington.
He and his wife Darcy have two daughters Katherine and Sarah, and currently reside in Washington, DC.