July 13, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Oliver G. Richard III to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, for a term expiring October 20, 1985. He would succeed Matthew Holden.

Mr. Richard is presently a partner with the law firm of Hayes, Durio & Richard in Lafayette, La. He was energy legislative assistant to United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston in 1977 - 1981. He was an attorney with the firm of Sanders, Downing, Kean & Cazedessus in 1977.

He graduated from Louisiana State University (B.A., 1974), Louisiana State University Law School (J.D., 1977), and Georgetown University (M.A., 1981). He is married and resides in Lafayette, La. He was born October 11, 1952.