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Civil Aeronautics Board Nomination of Allred E. Kahn To Be a Member.

May 19, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Alfred E. Kahn, of Trumansburg, N.Y., to be a member of the Civil Aeronautics Board. The President also indicated that if confirmed by the Senate, Kahn would be designated Chairman of the Board. Kahn is chairman of the New York State Public Service Commission.

He was born October 17, 1917, in Paterson, N.J. He received a B.A. in 1936 and an M.A. in 1937 from New York University and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army in 1943.

From 1947 to 1974, Kahn was on the faculty at Cornell University, serving as chairman of the department of economics from 1958 to 1963 and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1969 to 1974. From 1964 to 1969, he was a member of the board of trustees of the university.

From 1955 to 1957, Kahn was also on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisors, and in 1950 and 1951 he was on the staff of the Brookings Institution. He has been chairman of the New York State Public Service Commission since 1974.

Jimmy Carter, Civil Aeronautics Board Nomination of Allred E. Kahn To Be a Member. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244391