THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DONALD J. BARRY AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE AND PARKS AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Donald J. Barry as the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior.
Mr. Barry, of Monroe, Wisconsin, is currently serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the U.S. Department of the Interior. He began his career in 1975 as a staff attorney for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after serving in the Honors Program for the Solicitor's Office at the U.S. Department of Interior. In 1980, he was promoted to Chief Counsel of the Fish and Wildlife Service, where he served until 1985. He then moved to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries as the General Counsel for Fisheries and Wildlife. In 1991, he left the House of Representatives and became the Vice President for U.S. Land and Wildlife at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Mr. Barry was in charge of WWF's domestic programs involving wildlife conservation and private and public land use. In 1993, Mr. Barry returned to Federal government service to become Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of Interior. Mr. Barry graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1974, and has spent 23 years working on legal and policy matters affecting the conservation of fish and wildlife.
The Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks is responsible for the conservation, utilization and preservation of the fish, wildlife, recreation, historical, cultural, and park resources of the Nation and oversees the programs of the National Park Service and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.