National Railroad Passenger Corporation Nomination of Six Members of the Board of Directors.
The President today announced that he will nominate the following persons to be members of the Board of Directors of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak):
ANTHONY HASWELL, of Chicago, Ill., for the term expiring July 18, 1981. He would replace Donald Jacobs, term expired. Haswell, 46, is an attorney who worked for the law department of the Illinois Central Railroad from 1958 to 1960. He organized the National Association of Railroad Passengers in 1967 and served as executive director, then chairman. From 1975 to 1977, he was managing director for passenger services for Rock Island Lines.
RONALD G. NATHAN, of Washington, D.C., for the term expiring July 18, 1981. He would replace Frank Besson, term expired. Nathan, 32, is a Washington attorney. From 1974 to 1977, he was a consulting attorney for the Interstate Commerce Commission's Office of Public Counsel, providing legal representation to communities facing discontinuance of rail service.
HARRY T. EDWARDS, of Ann Arbor, Mich., for the term expiring July 18, 1980. He would replace Joseph MacDonald, term expired. Edwards, 36, is a professor of law at the University of Michigan and has also taught law at Harvard University Law School. His areas of specialization are labor law and collective bargaining and labor arbitration. He has served on numerous arbitration panels and is the author of books and articles in legal journals.
CHARLES LUNA, Of Dallas, Tex., for reappointment for the term expiring July 18, 1980. Luna, 70, served as president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen from 1963 to 1969 and as president of the United Transportation Union from 1969 to 1972. Since 1970 he has been on the Board of Directors of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak).
JAMES R. MILLS, of San Diego, Calif., for the remainder of the term expiring July 18, 1978. He would replace Gerald Morgan, deceased. Mills, 50, is a California State senator and has also served as a California State assemblyman. He serves as Acting Governor of California in the absence of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Mills received the Gold Spike Award from Citizens for Rail California for his efforts to improve intercity passenger rail service in California.
FRANK NEST, of Thomasville, Ga., for the remainder of the term expiring July 18, 1978. He would replace Edward Ullman, deceased. Neel, 61, is president of Neel Air Conditioning and Heating Co., a firm operating in several southeastern States and handling electrical, mechanical, and solar energy planning, research, and installation in construction work.
Jimmy Carter, National Railroad Passenger Corporation Nomination of Six Members of the Board of Directors. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242003