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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Donald F. Rodgers To Be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board


The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald F. Rodgers to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board for the remainder of the term expiring December 16, 1992. He would succeed John E. Higgins, Jr.

Since 1986 Mr. Rodgers has been the Special Coordinator for Senior Worker and Retiree Programs in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Labor in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was a Special Assistant for Construction for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration at the Department of Labor, 1983 - 1986. Mr. Rodgers was appointed by President Reagan to the Federal Services Impasses Panel, 1982 - 1983. He also served as a consultant on government relations, labor, energy, and politics, 1981 - 1982; as a special consultant on labor and energy at the Office of Policy Development at the White House, 1981; as a labor adviser for the Reagan-Bush campaign, 1980; and as director of government relations and energy, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 1974 - 1981.

Mr. Rodgers graduated from the Cornell University School of Labor Relations in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Rodgers was born October 1, 1926, in the Bronx, NY. He is married, has five children, and resides in Silver Spring, MD.

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