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Appalachian Regional Commission Nomination of Robert W. Scott To Be Federal Cochairman.

May 26, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Robert W. Scott, of Mebane, North Carolina, to be Federal Cochairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission. Scott is self-employed in the farming and consulting business in Haw River, North Carolina. He was Governor of North Carolina from 1969 to 1973.

He was born June 13, 1929, in Alamance County, N.C. He received a B.S. from North Carolina State University in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.

Scott has been self-employed as the owner-manager of Melville Farms, a commercial dairy operation, since 1955. He was assistant to the master of the North Carolina State Grange from 1959 to 1961, and master of the North Carolina Grange from 1961 to 1963.

Scott served as Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina from 1965 to 1969, and as Governor from 1969 to 1973. He was executive vice president of the North Carolina Agribusiness Council from 1973 to 1975. Since 1973 he has been a consultant to the North Carolina department of community colleges. He is also president of the Governmental Relations and Assistance Group, Inc., and of Scott Enterprises, Inc.

Scott was chairman of the Democratic National Governors' Caucus in 1970-71 and vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 1971-72. He served as chairman of the Southern Regional Education Board in 1970-71.

Jimmy Carter, Appalachian Regional Commission Nomination of Robert W. Scott To Be Federal Cochairman. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243240