President Obama announced yesterday that he would nominate John G. Levi, son of Ford Attorney General Edward Levi, to sit on the Legal Services Corporation board. Read the White House news release here.
John G. Levi, a partner at Sidley Austin, played a pivotal role in Obama’s younger days. The president and wife Michelle met each other for the first time after Levi hired them in 1989 to work at the Chicago law firm, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Obama also tapped Robert J. Grey, Martha L. Minow, Julie A. Reiskin and Gloria Valencia-Weber to sit on the board.
The Legal Services Corporation is a federal agency that helps underprivileged Americans get civil legal aid.