The President today announced that he will nominate William M. Burkhalter, of Bethesda, Md., to be a member of the Renegotiation Board. He would replace Rex Mattingly, who has resigned.
Burkhalter was born November 21, 1914, in McKenzie, Tenn. He received a B.S. (1939) and a J.D. (1939) from the University of Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946.
Burkhalter was assistant chief title officer for TVA's Land Acquisition Department from 1939 to 1942. He practiced law with the firm of Brown, Lund & Fitzgerald from 1946 to 1961, specializing in government contract law and securities law.
From 1961 to 1962, Burkhalter was temporarily assigned to the Office of Emergency Planning, Executive Office of the President, working on defense and economic mobilization problems. In 1962 he was appointed a member of the Renegotiation Board. He served as a member until 1969. Since then he has been Deputy General Counsel of the Renegotiation Board.