THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAY W. JOHNSON AS DIRECTOR OF THE MINT AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
The President today announced his intention to nominate Jay W. Johnson as Director of the Mint at the Department of Treasury.
Mr. Jay Johnson, of Wisconsin, is a former Member of Congress, where he represented Northeast Wisconsin in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has over thirty years of diverse media experience, through his work as a news anchor and reporter. He is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations at the Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Johnson received a BA from Northern Michigan University in 1965 and a Masters degree in radio and television from Michigan State University in 1970.
The Director of the Mint is the chief official at the Bureau of the Mint and is responsible for establishing policies and managing the Mint and its programs. The major activities of the Mint are the production of coins, both domestic and foreign; the manufacture and sale of proof coins and uncirculated sets; the custody, processing, refining and movement of bullion; the disbursing of gold and silver for authorized monetary purposes; the distribution of coins for general circulation through the facilities of the Federal Reserve Bank and Branches; the receipt of uncurrent coins; and compilation of general data of world-wide scope relative to gold, silver and coins. These activities are carried out through the office of the Director in Washington D.C., and several field installations.