Nomination of James Montgomery Beggs To Be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The President today announced his intention to nominate James Montgomery Beggs to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Since 1974 Mr. Beggs has been executive vice president, aerospace, General Dynamics Corp. In 1973-74 he was managing director of operations, Summa Corp. He served as Under Secretary of Transportation in 1969-73 and was Associate Administrator, Office of Advanced Research and Technology (NASA) in 1968-69. Mr. Beggs was with the Westinghouse Electric Corp. in 1955-68, serving as general manager, underseas division, in 1955-60; general manager systems operations division, in 1960-63; vice president, defense and space center; and general manager, surface division, in 1963-67; and corporate director, purchases and traffic, in 1967-68.
Mr. Beggs served in the United States Navy, serving in various assignments as a line officer from ensign to lieutenant commander. He was graduated from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1947) and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (M.B.A., 1955).
Mr. Beggs is married and resides in St. Louis, Mo. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on January 9, 1926.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of James Montgomery Beggs To Be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247011