August 8, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Matthew V. Scocozza to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation (Policy and International Affairs). He would succeed Judith T. Connor.

Since 1982 Mr. Scocozza has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Transportation and Telecommunications. Previously he was senior counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, in 1977 - 1982; senior attorney for the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1976 - 1977; minority counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, in 1975 - 1976; legislative director for Congressman Silvio O. Conte in 1975 - 1976; and trial attorney for the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1974 - 1975.

Mr. Scocozza graduated from Murray State University (B.S., 1970) and the University of Tennessee, College of Law (J.D., 1973). He resides in Washington, D.C., and was born October 13, 1948.