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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 7, 1995


President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate John J. Callahan, Ph.D., to be Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget at the Department of Health and Human Services.

As the senior budget official and chief financial officer for HHS, Mr. Callahan would oversee a FY 1995 budget of $311 billion. Her responsibilities would include formulating and executing a budget that would provide essential human services to Americans.

From 1979 to 1993, Mr. Callahan worked in numerous staff positions for the U.S. Senate. Most recently, he was Chief of Staff to former Senator Jim Sasser. He has also served as Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Budget Committee; Staff Director for the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Federalism, and the District of Columbia; and Staff Director for the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations.

Prior to Federal service, Mr. Callahan worked extensively on state government issues. He was Director of Federal-State Relations at the National Conference of State Legislatures and a Senior Analyst for the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Mr. Callahan was also an Assistant Professor of Education and Planning at the University of Virginia.

Mr. Callahan received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Fordham University, a master's in Regional Planning, from Syracuse University and a doctorate in Social Science from the Maxwell School of Public Administration at Syracuse University.

Mr. Callahan resides in Annandale, Virginia with his wife, Susan Doherty. They have three children: Kathleen, Erin and Sean. Dr. Callahan is a native of Quincy, Massachusetts.