The President today announced that he will nominate William P. Adams, of Springfield, Va., to be a member of the Railroad Retirement Board. He would replace James Cowen, whose term has expired, and would be the at-large member.
Adams was born August 2, 1926, in Danville, Ill. He received a B.S. from Michigan State University in 1949 and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1953.
From 1955 to 1974, Adams was counsel and a professional staff member on the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. From 1955 to 1974, he was also assistant counsel in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives.
Since earlier this year, Adams has been vice president of the Motion Picture Association of America, where he maintains liaison with Congress and keeps member companies of the association informed of legislative developments affecting the motion picture industry.