THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EDWARD B. MONTGOMERY AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLICY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Edward B. Montgomery to serve as Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Labor.
Dr. Edward B. Montgomery, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is currently the Senior Advisor to Secretary Alexis Herman at the Department of Labor. From 1997 to January 1999, Dr. Montgomery served as the Chief Economist at the Department of Labor. Prior to his work at the Department, Dr. Montgomery was a Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. From 1995-1996, Dr. Montgomery served as a Member of the Advisory Panel in Economics for the National Science Foundation. In 1995, he was Vice Chair of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefits Plans at the Department of Labor.
Dr. Montgomery received a B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State College, and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Harvard University.
The Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Labor coordinates the development of new policies and is responsible for providing both macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis of the possible effects of alternative policy actions with regard to regulations and legislation.