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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Nomination of Matthew Holden, It., To Be a Member.

September 23, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Matthew Holden, Jr., of Wisconsin, to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term of 4 years.

Holden was born September 12, 1931, in Mound Bayou, Miss. He received a B.A. from Roosevelt University in 1952, and an M.A. (1955) and Ph.D. (1961) from Northwestern University in political science. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.

From 1959 to 1961, Holden was a research associate at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. He was a lecturer in political science at Northwestern University in 1961, and was on the faculty at Wayne State University from 1961 to 1963 and from 1966 to 1969, rising from instructor to professor. From 1963 to 1966, he was an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

Holden has been a professor at the University of Wisconsin since 1969. Since 1975 he has been on leave, serving on the Public Service Commission.

Holden is a member of the National Urban League's Education Advisory Committee, and was a member of the Urban League's Delegate Assembly in 1971, 1972, and 1973. He was a charter member of the Pennsylvania Negro Democratic Committee in 1965 and 1966 and served on the U.S. Air Quality Advisory Board from 1971 to 1974. He was appointed by the Governor to the Wisconsin Citizens' Study Committee on Metropolitan Problems from 1971 to 1973.

Jimmy Carter, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Nomination of Matthew Holden, It., To Be a Member. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242288