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National Transportation Safety Board Nomination of James B. King To Be a Member.

July 19, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate James B. King, of Boston, Mass., to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board. He would replace William R. Haley. King is now Special Assistant to the President for Personnel.

He was born March 27, 1935, in Ludlow, Mass. He received a B.A. in 1960 from American International College in Springfield, Mass.

In 1960-61, King was national field secretary for Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and in 1961-62 he taught seventh grade social studies at Ludlow Junior High School. In 1962 he also served as a full-time volunteer for Edward M. Kennedy's senatorial campaign.

King worked as a researcher for the Massachusetts State House library in 1963. From 1963 to 1965, he worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Security Division, as an investigator of fraudulent securities, then supervisor of investigators.

In 1965 and 1966, King worked for the Commonwealth Service Corps as a community action technician, then as associate commissioner of the Commonwealth Service Corps, organizing community action groups. In 1966 and 1967, he was director of the Holyoke '(Mass.) Program for the Aging.

From 1967 to 1975, King served as special assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy and was responsible for running his Boston office, setting up field hearings, and frequently traveling with him. From 1975 to 1977, King was director of community affairs and marketing for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. He took leaves of absence from MBTA in July 1976 to work at the Democratic National Convention, and from August to November 1976 to serve as trip director for the Carter Presidential campaign. Since January 1977, he has been Special Assistant to the President for Personnel.

Jimmy Carter, National Transportation Safety Board Nomination of James B. King To Be a Member. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243259