February 8, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate J.J. Simmons III to be a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission for the remainder of the term expiring December 31, 1985.

Since 1983 Mr. Simmons has been serving as Under Secretary of the Interior. Previously he was a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission. He was vice president for government relations for the Amerada Hess Corp., New York City, in 1970 - 1982; Administrator, Oil Import Administration, Department of the Interior, in 1969 - 1970; Deputy Administrator, Oil Import Administration, in 1968 - 1969; Assistant Director, Office of Oil and Gas, Department of the Interior, in 1961 - 1968; and vice president, secretary-treasurer, and geologist with Simmons Royalty Co., Muskogee, OK, in 1949 - 1961.

He graduated from St. Louis University (B.S., 1949) and attended the University of Detroit. He is married, has five children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born March 26, 1925.