Appointment of Six Members of the Aviation Safety Commission

March 12, 1987

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Aviation Safety Commission:

S. John Byington, of Virginia. Since 1983 Mr. Byington has been partner, Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro. He graduated from Ferris State College (B.S., 1959) and Georgetown University (J.D., 1963). Mr. Byington is married, has two children, and resides in Annandale, VA. He was born October 9, 1937, in Grand Rapids, MI.

Joseph P. Kalt, of Massachusetts. Since 1986 Mr. Kalt has been professor of political economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Mr. Kalt graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1973) and UCLA (M.A., 1977; Ph.D., 1980). He is married, has two children, and resides in Winchester, MA. Mr. Kalt was born January 12, 1951, in Winchester, MA.

Michael E. Levine, of California. Since 1985 Mr. Levine has been a William T. Dalessi Professor of Law, University of Southern California Law Center. He graduated from Reed College (B.A., 1962) and Yale University (LL.B., 1965). Mr. Levine is married, has two children, and resides in Pasadena, CA. He was born April 8, 1941, in New York City.

Russell W. Meyer, Jr., of Kansas. Since 1975 Mr. Meyer has been chairman and chief executive officer, Cessna Aircraft Co. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1954) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1961). Mr. Meyer is married, has five children, and resides in Wichita, KS. He was born July 19, 1932, in Davenport, IA.

John E. Robson, of Illinois. Since 1986 Mr. Robson has been dean, school of business administration, and professor of management, Emory University. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1952) and Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1955). Mr. Robson is married, has two children, and resides in Atlanta, GA. He was born June 21, 1930, in Chicago, IL.

Thomas W. Wathen, of California. Since 1964 Mr. Wathen has been president, California Plant Protection, Inc. He graduated from Indiana University (B.A., 1954). Mr. Wathen resides in Encino, CA, and was born November 5, 1929, in Vincennes, IN.