Nomination of Raymond J. O'Connor To Be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Designation as Chairman

September 28, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Raymond J. O'Connor to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, for a term expiring October 20, 1987. He would succeed Charles M. Butler III. The President also intends to designate Mr. O'Connor Chairman.

Since 1975 Mr. O'Connor has been with Prudential-Bache Securities, Inc., in New York, N.Y. He served as senior vice president and manager of the Public Utility Corporate Finance Department in 1975 - 1981 and is presently serving as executive vice president and director of the Energy Group, Corporate Finance Department. He was vice president, Energy Systems Department, Citibank, N.A., New York City, in 1968 - 1975 and served as assistant to the vice president of the Southern Co. in New York City in 1965 - 1968.

Mr. O'Connor graduated from the University of Dayton (B.A., 1954), St. John's University (J.D., 1959), and New York University (LL.M., 1968). He is married, has four children, and resides in White Stone, N.Y. He was born October 16, 1932.