Department of Commerce Nomination of Henry Geller To Be Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information.
The President today announced that he will nominate Henry Geller, of Alexandria, Va., to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.
Geller was born March 14, 1924, in Springfield, Mass. He received a B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1943 and a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law in 1949.
Geller was an attorney adviser in the Law Department of the Federal Communications Commission in 1949 and a trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in 1950. In 1951 he was law clerk to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Walter V. Schaffer.
Geller rejoined the FCC in 1952 as an attorney adviser in the Broadcast Bureau and later served in the Office of Opinions and Review. In 1955 he became a trial attorney in the Office of the General Counsel.
From 1957 to 1961, Geller was a trial attorney in the Appellate Section of the Antitrust Division at the Justice Department. In 1961 he returned to the FCC as Associate General Counsel. From 1962 to 1964, he was Deputy General Counsel, and from 1964 to 1970, he was General Counsel. From 1970 to 1973, he was Special Assistant to the Chairman of the FCC.
From 1973 to 1975, Geller did research on communications at the Rand Corp. in Washington, and since 1975 he has been a communications fellow with the Aspen Institute Program on Communications and Society. He is also a consultant to the National News Council and the Rand Corp.
Geller has taught at the Georgetown University School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of numerous articles.
Jimmy Carter, Department of Commerce Nomination of Henry Geller To Be Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244538