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Federal Aviation Administration Nomination of Langhorne M. Bond To Be Administrator.

March 30, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Langhorne M. Bond, of Springfield, Ill., to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Bond is secretary of the Illinois department of transportation in Springfield.

Bond was born March 11, 1937, in Shanghai, China. He received a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1959 and an LL.B. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1963. He has studied international aviation law at the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University and at the London School of Economics.

From 1965 to 1968, Bond served as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation prior to the establishment of the DOT and as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation during the Department's first year.

Bond was Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs at the Urban Mass Transportation Administration in 1968 and 1969, and served as executive director of the National Transportation Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., from 1969 until 1973, when he became secretary of transportation for Illinois.

Bond was president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in 1975-76 and has been chairman of the Chicago Area Transportation Study since 1973.

Jimmy Carter, Federal Aviation Administration Nomination of Langhorne M. Bond To Be Administrator. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243509