Siciliano, Rocco C.


Rocco C. Siciliano (b. 1922), is an attorney who has served in four presidentially appointed positions and as a corporation chief officer of two New York Stock Exchange companies. The son of Italian immigrants from Calabria, Siciliano is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. He served in the United States Army during World War II as an Infantry Platoon Leader in the Tenth Mountain Infantry Division in Italy and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Army Special Commendation Ribbon. Siciliano received his Bachelor's degree in political science with honors from the University of Utah in 1944 and his law degree from Georgetown University in 1948. From 1948 to 1950, he was a legal assistant to a board member in the National Labor Relations Board. From 1953 to 1959, Siciliano served a presidential appointment in the Eisenhower administration, first as an assistant secretary in the United States Department of Labor where he directed the nationwide employment and manpower activities. In 1957, Siciliano moved to the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Personnel Management where he advised and assisted President Dwight D. Eisenhower with respect to management policies, wage rates, and employment systems for all federal civilian employees, covering more than two million employees working in some sixty executive departments and agencies. (Inventory of the Rocco C. Siciliano Papers (1946-2003), University of Utah Marriott Library Special Collections)

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