July 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate James E. Burnett, Jr., to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment.

Previously, he was special associate justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas; municipal judge for Clinton, AR, 1975 - 1979; juvenile judge, Van Buren County, AR; city judge, Damascus, AR; and a practicing attorney in Clinton, AR.

Mr. Burnett resides in Arlington, VA, and was born September 20, 1947, in Little Rock, AR.