The President today announced that he will nominate Robert R. Humphreys, of Alexandria, Va., to be Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration. He would replace Andrew S. Adams, resigned.
Humphreys was born May 7, 1938, in Eugene, Oreg. He received a B.A. from the University of Washington in 1959 and an LL.B. from George Washington University Law School in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962.
Humphreys worked as a law clerk in 1963 and 1964, and from 1965 to 1971 he was with the Air Transport Association of America, serving as manager of public affairs services, then assistant to the vice president for Federal affairs.
Since 1971 Humphreys has been special counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Human Resources, where he is chief legislative adviser on the committee to Senator Jennings Randolph, the ranking majority member.
Humphreys is a director of the National Center for a Barrier Free Environment, a nonprofit corporation promoting access of handicapped individuals to manmade environment. He has spoken at the conventions of the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities and the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind.