Mississippi River Commission Nomination of Roy T. Sessums and James W. Yancey To Be Members.
The President today announced that he will nominate Roy T. Sessums and James W. Yancey to be members of the Mississippi River Commission for terms of 9 years.
Sessums, 69, of Metairie, La., would be reappointed to the Commission. He is a former director of the Louisiana Department of Public Works (1953 to 1955) and former professor of civil engineering at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute. From 1955 to 1973, he was with the Freeport Minerals Co., retiring as vice president. Since 1973 he has been a consultant to Freeport Minerals Co. He was a member of the National Offshore Operations Industry Advisory Committee to the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1959 to 1973, and served on the President's Water Pollution Control Advisory Board in 1967 and 1968.
Yancey, 55, of Marianna, Ark., has been a farmer and ginner for the past 40 years. He served in the United States Navy from 1941 to 1945. He is president of the board of directors of the Mid-South Cotton Growers Association and president and manager of Marianna Gin, Inc. Yancey is a delegate and representative of the First Congressional District and also serves as a member of the executive board of the Arkansas Association of Quorum Courts.
Jimmy Carter, Mississippi River Commission Nomination of Roy T. Sessums and James W. Yancey To Be Members. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244866