Nomination of Rickey Dale James To Be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission
The President today announced his intention to nominate Rickey Dale James to be a member of the Mississippi River Commission for a term of 9 years. He would succeed Wilmer R. Hall.
Mr. James is a self-employed farmer and manager of cotton gins and grain elevators for the A.C. Riley Co. Since 1972 he has worked with various levee and drainage boards in Missouri and was employed with the Kentucky Department of Water Resources engineering office while attending the University of Kentucky in 1971.
He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in civil engineering in 1971. Mr. James is married, has two children, and resides in New Madrid, Mo. He was born January 29, 1948, in Fulton County, Ky.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Rickey Dale James To Be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247552