The President today announced the designation of John H. Fanning, of Pawtucket, R.I., as Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. Fanning is currently a member of the Board.
He was born on September 19, 1916, in Putnam, Conn. He received his A.B. (1938) and Ph.D. (1969) from Providence College and his LL.B. (1941) from Catholic University of America School of Law.
Fanning was an attorney in the Labor Department from 1942 to 1943. From 1943 to 1945, he served as Chief of the Domestic Labor Standards Section of the Industrial Personnel Division of the Army Service Forces. He was Chief of the Industrial Relations Branch of the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Army from 1945 to 1948.
From 1948 to 1951, Fanning served as special assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the Army for procurement matters. He served as Director of the Office of Industrial Relations, Department of Defense, from 1951 to 1955, and as Director of the Office of Domestic Programs, Department of Defense, from 1955 until 1957, when he was appointed to the NLRB by President Eisenhower.