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Statement About Appointments to the Interstate Commerce Commission.

January 03, 1930

I REGRET to say that Commissioner Campbell's resignation has been received. He has been a distinguished public servant.

I shall appoint someone from the Intermountain States to the vacancy. At the request of Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, I shall withdraw his name, as upon reconsideration he has concluded that he does not wish to accept the appointment. It will again be made from the Southern States.

Note: Johnston B. Campbell was a Commissioner on the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1921 to 1930 and served as Chairman from 1928 to 1930. Robert M. Jones was a lawyer from Knoxville, Tenn.

The President nominated William E. Lee, of Idaho, on January 9, 1930, and Hugh McCall Tate, of Tennessee, on February 8 to be Interstate Commerce Commissioners. In connection with the nominations, the White House issued, on January 18 and February 10, brief biographical data on the nominees and lists of individuals endorsing them.

Herbert Hoover, Statement About Appointments to the Interstate Commerce Commission. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/211435

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