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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 27, 1995
                      TO THE POSTAL RATE COMMISSION

The President today announced his intent to nominate William H. LeBlanc, III to the Postal Rate Commission.

William H. LeBlanc, III of Louisiana has been serving as a Postal Rate Commissioner since 1987 and was elected Vice Chairman of the Commission. He has participated in a number of complex and controversial postal rate and classification cases proposed by the U.S. Postal Service and has testified before Congressional oversight committees on a recurring basis. Mr. LeBlanc's previous professional experience has involved the management of small to medium-sized family businesses. He led the Baton Rouge Supply Company in becoming a multi-million dollar enterprise and helped manage numerous state-wide associations. Prior to entering the business world, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. LeBlanc received a B.S. from Louisiana State University. He is married and has three children.

The Postal Rate Commission is responsible for recommending postal rates and mail classifications for adoption by the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. The Commission may promulgate rules and regulations, establish procedures and take any other action it deems necessary to carry out their functions and obligations. Additionally, the Postal Rate Commission has appellate jurisdiction to review Postal Rate determinations to close or consolidate small post offices.