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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Edward J. Philbin To Be a Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and Designation as Chairman


The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward J. Philbin to be a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission for a term expiring December 31, 1993. He would succeed Heather J. Gradison. Upon confirmation he will be designated Chairman.

Since 1984 Mr. Philbin has served as Commissioner for the Federal Maritime Commission in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, 1981 - 1984; assistant dean at the University of San Diego School of Law, 1970 - 1985; professor of law, 1973 - 1985; adjunct professor of law, 1969 - 1970; and partner with the law firm of Hesch, Hegner and Philbin, 1966 - 1970.

Mr. Philbin graduated from San Diego State University (B.S., 1957) and the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1965). He was born August 7, 1932, in New York, NY. Mr. Philbin served in the United States Naval Air Reserve, 1949 - 1954, and the U.S. Air Force, 1957 to present. He currently serves as commander of the New Jersey Air National Guard. Mr. Philbin is married, has one child, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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