ST. LOUIS -- Kenneth Duberstein, former White House chief of staff for President Ronald Reagan, was elected Monday to the board of directors of McDonnell Douglas Corp., the aircraft manufacturer and defense contractorannounced.
Duberstein began his government career as a research assistant to Sen. Jacob Javits of New York.
He served as deputy under secretary of labor during the administration of President Gerald Ford, heading all legislative activities of the department. He also served as director of congressional and intergovernment affairs for the U.S. General Services Administration.
Duberstein joined the Reagan administration in 1980 as deputy assistant to the president for legislative affairs. In 1987, he began serving as deputy chief of staff. He was named to the chief of staff position last July.