October 26, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas F. Moakley to be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for the term expiring June 30, 1988. This is a reappointment.

Since 1977 Mr. Moakley has been serving as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission. Previously he was port director for the Massachusetts Port Authority in 1970 - 1977; Postmaster for the United States Post Office in Whitman, Mass., in 1968 - 1970; and a computer consultant to E. Martin Heffelfinger Associates in Dedham, Mass., in 1966 - 1968.

Mr. Moakley graduated from Bentley College (B.A., 1940). He is married, has four children, and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born November 3, 1921, in Boston, Mass.