Nomination of James E. Burnett, Jr., To Be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board

July 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate James E. Burnett, Jr., to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment.

Previously, he was special associate justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas; municipal judge for Clinton, AR, 1975 - 1979; juvenile judge, Van Buren County, AR; city judge, Damascus, AR; and a practicing attorney in Clinton, AR.

Mr. Burnett resides in Arlington, VA, and was born September 20, 1947, in Little Rock, AR.