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National Mediation Board Nomination of Robert O. Harris To Be a Member.

July 20, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Robert O. Harris, of Washington, D.C., to be a member of the National Mediation Board. He would replace Kay McMurray. Harris is staff director and counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Governmental Efficiency and the District of Columbia.

He was born November 11, 1929, in New York, N.Y. He received an A.B. from Columbia College in 1951, an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1954, an LL.M. from Georgetown Law School in 1961, and took the advanced management program at Harvard Business School in 1972-73.

Harris was an attorney in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1957 to 1959, and in the Department of Labor from 1959 to 1961. From 1961 to 1967, he was assistant to the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board.

From 1967 to 1969, Harris was counsel to the U.S. Senate Labor Subcommittee, and from 1969 to 1971 he was staff director and counsel to the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.

From 1971 to 1977, he was staff director and counsel to the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia. Since 1977 he has been staff director and counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Governmental Efficiency and the District of Columbia.

Harris is an alternate member of the National Capital Planning Commission and of the Temporary Commission on Financial Oversight of the District of Columbia.

Jimmy Carter, National Mediation Board Nomination of Robert O. Harris To Be a Member. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243275