May 9, 1988

The President today announced his intention to designate Edward E. Hood, Jr., as Vice Chairman of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee for a term of 1 year. He would succeed Paul W. Henson.

Since 1979 Mr. Hood has been vice chairman of the board and executive officer at General Electric Co. in Fairfield, CT, and senior vice president and sector executive of technical systems and material at General Electric Co., 1977 - 1979. Mr. Hood has been with the General Electric Co. since 1957 serving in various capacities.

Mr. Hood graduated from North Carolina State (B.S., 1952; M.S., 1953). He was born September 15, 1930, in Boonville, NC. He served in the United States Air Force, 1952 - 1956. Mr. Hood is married, has two children, and resides in New Canaan, CT.