Nomination of B. Wayne Vance To Be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation

April 9, 1987

The President announced today his intention to nominate B. Wayne Vance to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation. He would succeed Jim J. Marquez.

Mr. Vance is currently Chief of Staff to the Secretary at the Department of Transportation. Previously he was Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division at the Department of Justice, 1982 - 1985. Before joining the Government, he worked for the firm of Alston, Miller & Gaines, 1977 - 1982.

Mr. Vance graduated from the University of Mississippi (B.B.A., 1969) and the University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D., 1975). He served in the United States Navy, 1969 - 1972. Mr. Vance was born May 31, 1947, in Meridian, MS. He is married and resides in Alexandria, VA.