THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DESIGNATES HAROLD J. CREEL, JR. CHAIRMAN OF THE
FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced the designation of Harold J. Creel, Jr. of Virginia as Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).
Mr. Creel has served as a Commissioner of the FMC since his appointment by President Clinton on June 18, 1994. Prior to serving at the FMC, Mr. Creel served as Senior Counsel to the Merchant Marine Subcommittee of the United States Senate from 1989-1994. He also served as an Attorney/Advisor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1983-1989 on matters pertaining to endangered marine species. Mr. Creel received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina and his B.A. from Wofford College in South Carolina. He was born July 1, 1957 in Florence, South Carolina.
As Chairman of the FMC, Mr. Creel will work with the three sitting commissioners of this independent agency to regulate waterborne commerce and assure fair, equitable and open international seaborne trade between the United States and other nations.