The President today announced that he will nominate Elwood T. Driver, of Reston, Va., to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board for the remainder of the term expiring December 31, 1980.
Driver was born August 20, 1921, in Trenton, N.J. He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and science from New Jersey State College and a master's degree in safety from New York University. He has taken graduate courses in system safety engineering.
From 1962 to 1967, Driver was chief of system safety engineering and administration at Autonetics, a division of North American Rockwell, where he was responsible for the system safety engineering of the guidance system for the Minuteman ICBM.
Driver has been with the Department to Transportation since 1967. From 1967 to 1971, he was Chief of the Components Division, Office of Standards for Vehicles in Use, at the National Highway Safety Bureau. He is currently Acting Director of the Office of Crashworthiness, Motor Vehicle Programs, at the National Highway Traffic Administration, where he is responsible for developing and issuing safety standards for motor vehicles and equipment.