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Nomination of Robert Carlton Horton To Be Director of the Bureau of Mines

July 02, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Carlton Horton to be Director of the Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior, vice Lindsay D. Norman, Jr.

Since 1976 Mr. Horton has been with Bendix Field Engineering Corp., serving as director of the geology division since 1977 and regional geologist, Reno, Nev., in 1976-77. He was a private consultant and examined mines in the Western United States, Canada, and Mexico in 1972-76. He was vice president, Transcon Industries, Inc., in 1967-71. Mr. Horton was associate director, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Nevada Mining Analytical Laboratory, University of Nevada, in 1965-66. He was assistant and associate mining engineer, Nevada Bureau of Mines, University of Nevada, in 1955-65. Previously he served as a geological assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Mr. Horton has authored many articles on mining. He was Engineer of the Year (1967), Reno Chapter, National Society of Professional Engineers. He served on the Governor's Advisory Mining Board in 1967-73.

Mr. Horton attended the University of Gonzaga, Spokane, Wash., in 1944-46, and graduated from Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada (B.S., 1949). He served in the U.S. Navy in 1944-46 and 1953-55.

Mr. Horton is married, has three children, and resides in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born July 25, 1926, in Tonopah, Nev.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Robert Carlton Horton To Be Director of the Bureau of Mines Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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