Office of Rail Public Counsel Nomination of Howard A. Hebron To Be Director.
The President today announced that he will nominate Howard A. Heffron, of Bethesda, Md., to be Director of the Office of Rail Public Counsel.
Heffron was born October 3, 1927. He received an A.B. from Columbia University in 1948 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1951.
From 1953 to 1957, he was Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. From 1959 to 1961, he was first assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, and Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States.
From 1965 to 1967, Heffron was a general consultant to the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. From 1967 to 1969, he was Chief Counsel for the Federal Highway Administration, where he directed a staff of 57 lawyers providing a full range of legal services to agencies administering the automobile safety and motor carrier safety regulatory programs.
Since 1969 Heffron has practiced law in Washington and New York. Since 1975 he has also been a consultant on criminal justice for the German Marshal Fund of the United States.
Jimmy Carter, Office of Rail Public Counsel Nomination of Howard A. Hebron To Be Director. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242497