Nomination of Ford Barney Ford To Be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, and Designation as Chairman
The President today announced his intention to nominate Ford Barney Ford to be a member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of 6 years expiring August 30, 1990. He would succeed Frank F. Jestrab. Upon his confirmation, the President intends to designate him as Chairman.
Since 1983 Mr. Ford has been serving as Under Secretary of the Department of Labor. He was Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health in 1981-1983. Previously he was vice president of the California Institute for Industrial and Governmental Relations and served as president of the Oilquip Marketing Corp. He was chairman and public member of the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board in 1973-1978; deputy secretary, California Resources Agency, in 1967-1973; executive director and chief consultant, the Senate Fact Finding Committee on Natural Resources, in 1959-1967; associate administrative analyst, Joint Legislative Committee, in 1955-1959; and an inspector with the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in 1948-1955.
He graduated from the University of California (B.S., 1948) and attended Virginia Military Institute. He served in the U.S. Army in 1943-1946. He is married, has two children, and resides in Woodbridge, VA. He was born November 19, 1922, in Norton, VA.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Ford Barney Ford To Be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, and Designation as Chairman Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260164