Nomination of Jim J. Marquez To Be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation

January 9, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jim J. Marquez to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation. He would succeed James Burnley IV.

Since 1981 Mr. Marquez has been serving as U.S. attorney for the District of Kansas. Previously he was a self-employed attorney in 1979 - 1981; secretary of corrections, Kansas Department of Corrections, in 1977 - 1979; pardon and extradition attorney and legal adviser to the Governor of Kansas in 1975 - 1977; assistant district attorney, Johnson County, KS, district attorney's office, in 1973 - 1975; and an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in 1973.

Mr. Marquez graduated from the University of New Mexico (B.A., 1965) and Washburn School of Law (J.D., 1972). He is married and resides in Lawrence, KS. He was born March 10, 1941, in Los Lunas, NM.