National Commission on Neighborhoods Nomination of Joseph F. Timilty To Be Chairman.
The President today announced that he will nominate Joseph F. Timilty, of Boston, Mass., to be Chairman of the National Commission on Neighborhoods.
Timilty was born October 3, 1938, in Boston. He attended Providence College and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Timilty worked on Edward M. Kennedy's campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1962. He was elected to the Boston City Council in 1967 and served until 1971, when he ran for mayor of Boston. Since 1972 Timilty has been a Massachusetts State senator.
Timilty is chairman of the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Urban Affairs, which handles legislative activity in such areas as public housing, private government-assisted housing, urban redevelopment, tenant-landlord relations, and zoning. He is on the faculty of the Boston University urban affairs department and has been a teaching fellow at the Kennedy Institute for Politics at Harvard University.
Jimmy Carter, National Commission on Neighborhoods Nomination of Joseph F. Timilty To Be Chairman. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242334