Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nomination of John F. Ahearne To Be a Member.
The President today announced that he will nominate John F. Ahearne, of McLean, Va., to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Ahearne would serve the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 1978, replacing Edward Mason, resigned, and would also serve for a 5-year term expiring June 30, 1983.
Ahearne was born June 14, 1934, in New Britain, Conn. He received a B.S. in engineering physics from Cornell University in 1957, an M.S. from Cornell in 1958, and an M.A. (1963) and Ph.D. (1966) in physics from Princeton University.
From 1964 to 1969, Ahearne was an associate professor of physics at the U.S. Air Force Academy and adjunct professor of physics at the University of Colorado Extension. In 1969 and 1970, he was a staff member in the Air Defense Division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis. From 1970 to 1972, he was Director of the Tactical Air Directorate in that office.
From 1972 to 1975, Ahearne was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for General Purpose Programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation). From 1975 to 1977, he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Since 1977 he has been on the staff of the White House Energy Policy and Planning Office, working on the nuclear and conservation portion of the National Energy Act.
Jimmy Carter, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nomination of John F. Ahearne To Be a Member. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244792