Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission Appointment of Melvin L. Gordon as Federal Chairman.
The President today announced that he will appoint Melvin L. Gordon, of Portland, Oreg., to be Federal Chairman of the Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission. He replaces Donel J. Lane, resigned.
Gordon, 55, has been a commissioner of Multnomah County, Oreg., since 1963. From 1961 to 1963, he served in the Oregon Legislature. Before 1961 he owned and operated Standard Batteries, Inc., and Mel Gordon Tire Co. in Portland.
As county commissioner Gordon is county liaison to the Columbia Regional Association of Governments, the Metropolitan Service District, and the Port of Portland. He was a member of the Federal Energy Administration's Environmental Advisory Committee and is former chairman of the Energy and Environment Committee of the National Association of Counties.
Jimmy Carter, Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission Appointment of Melvin L. Gordon as Federal Chairman. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244696