US Home Secretary David L. Bernhardt Applauds President Donald J. Trump’s Intention to Appoint William Perry Pendley as Director of the Bureau of Land Management
June 28, 2020 – WASHINGTON – On Friday, President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate William Perry Pendley to be the Director of the Bureau of Land Management at the US Department of the Interior. US Home Secretary David L. Bernhardt applauded the action.
(Left) William Perry Pendley
“I applaud President Trump’s intention to appoint William Perry Pendley, who has headed the Bureau of Land Management for almost a year. He does a great job, including acquiring over 25,000 acres of public land for expanded recreational access ”, said secretary Bernhardt.
Mr. Pendley is currently Deputy Director of Policy and Programs of the Bureau of Land Management, exercising the authority of the Director. He also has decades of experience in federal land management policy as a lawyer.
Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mr. Pendley received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics and political science from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He was a captain in the US Marine Corps, after which he obtained his JD from the University of Wyoming College of Law, where he was editor of the Land and Water Law Review.
Mr. Pendley has distinguished experience in public and private service, having served as counsel to former Sen. Clifford P. Hansen (Wyoming) and the House Home and Island Affairs Committee. During the Reagan administration, he served as the Home Office’s Assistant Under Secretary for Energy and Minerals, where he drafted the National Minerals Policy and President Reagan’s Exclusive Economic Zone Proclamation. Mr. Pendley was also a consultant to former Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman, Jr. and was in a private law firm in the Washington, DC area before returning to the West in 1989 to become President. of the mountain states. Legal foundation. He chaired the Mountain States Legal Foundation for almost 30 years before joining the BLM last year.