June 26, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles A. Trabandt to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, for a term expiring October 20, 1988. He would succeed Georgiana H. Sheldon.

Mr. Trabandt is Counsellor to the Controller at the Department of the Interior. He joined the Department of the Interior in 1984 as executive assistant to the Secretary. Previously he was on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, serving as chief counsel (1981 - 1984) and minority staff counsel (1977 - 1981). He was minority counsel for the Energy Research and Development Subcommittee, Committee on Science and Technology, in 1975 - 1977. He was program manager for Tetra Tech, Inc., in Arlington, VA, (1972 - 1975) and at the Central Intelligence Agency in 1969 - 1972.

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., 1963) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1975). He is married, has four children, and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born November 26, 1941, in Baltimore, MD.