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Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Nomination of Wayne L. Horvitz To Be Director.

April 14, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Wayne L. Horvitz, of Washington, D.C., to be Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Horvitz is chairman of the Joint Labor-Management Committee of the Retail Food Industry.

He was born on October 8, 1920, in Chicago, Ill. He received a B.A. from Bard College, Columbia University, in 1942 and an M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1953.

From 1947 to 1957, Horvitz served as associate director of personnel and labor relations for General Cable Corp. in New York City. From 1957 to 1960, he was an assistant professor at Arizona State University, a partner in Western Management Consultants, and a labor-management arbitrator in Phoenix.

Horvitz was vice president for industrial relations at Matson Navigation Co., in San Francisco from 1960 to 1967 and vice president of the company, based in Washington, from 1967 to 1969.

From 1969 to 1974, Horvitz worked as an independent arbitrator, mediator, and consultant on legislation, labor, and public affairs in Washington. In 1973-74 he served as a public member, vice chairman, and chairman of the Food Industry Tripartite Wage and Salary Committee of the Cost of Living Council.

Since 1974 Horvitz has been chairman of the Joint Labor-Management Committee of the Retail Food Industry and a member of the National Commission on Productivity and the Quality of Working Life.

Jimmy Carter, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Nomination of Wayne L. Horvitz To Be Director. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243310