THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES JOHN HAWKE, JR. TO BE TREASURY UNDER SECRETARY FOR DOMESTIC FINANCE
The President today nominated John D. Hawke, Jr., of New York, as Treasury Under Secretary for Domestic Finance.
Mr. Hawke has been serving as a senior advisor to Treasury Secretary Rubin since April 5, 1995. Prior to that he was with the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., as an associate from 1962 to 1966 and as a partner from 1967 to 1975. Mr. Hawke was general counsel to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1975 to 1978. In 1978, he rejoined Arnold & Porter as a partner and served as chairman of the firm from 1987 to 1995.
Mr. Hawke was counsel to the House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on Education from 1961 to 1962. From 1960 to 1961 he was a law clerk to Judge E. Barrett Prettyman on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
In addition, Mr. Hawke was an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center for 17 years, where he taught Federal regulation of banking. He also taught courses on bank acquisitions and financial regulation at the Boston University School of Law and the Columbia University School of Law.
Mr. Hawke received a B.A. in English from Yale University in 1954 and an LL.B from Columbia University School of Law in 1960. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review from 1959 to 1960.