Nomination of James
Eugene Burnett, Jr., To Be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board
April 15, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate James Eugene Burnett, Jr.,
to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of 2
years. This is a reappointment.
1981 Mr. Burnett has been a member of the National Transportation Safety Board
in Washington, DC. While on this Board,
he has been: Chairman, 1982 - 1984; Vice Chairman for a brief period in 1984;
resuming the position of Chairman, 1984 to present. Prior to this, he was a
juvenile judge in Van Buren County, AR, since 1973, and a city judge in Damascus, AR, since 1979. He was
special associate justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas, 1981, and has been
a practicing attorney since 1973.
Burnett graduated from the University of Arkansas (B.A., 1970) and the
University of Arkansas Law School (J.D., 1973). He was
born September 20, 1947, in Little Rock, AR, and currently resides
in Arlington, VA.