Bureau of Mines Nomination of Roger A. Markle To Be Director.
The President today announced that he will nominate Roger A. Markle, of Salt Lake City, Utah, to be Director of the Bureau of Mines at the Interior Department. He would replace Thomas V. Falkie, who has resigned.
Markle was born December 12, 1933, in Sidney, Mont. He received a B.S. in mining engineering from the University of Alaska in 1959, an M.S. in mine management from Stanford University in 1965, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1971. He served in the U.S. Navy.
From 1958 to 1961, Markle was with Alaska Mines & Minerals, Inc., serving as mill superintendent, chief mine engineer, and then general superintendent. From 1962 to 1964, he was an instructor of adult education at the University of Alaska.
From 1965 to 1974, Markle was with Standard Oil Co. (Indiana) and its subsidiaries, in various positions related to mining and ending as manager of mine development. Since 1974 he has been president of the western division of the Valley Camp Coal Company.
Markle was appointed by the Governor to Utah's Energy Conservation and Development Council and to the Blue Ribbon Joint Legislative Committee on Energy Policy. He is chairman of the Interagency Task Force on Power Plant Siting.
Jimmy Carter, Bureau of Mines Nomination of Roger A. Markle To Be Director. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247807