THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (College Station, Texas) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 6, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GUS A. OWEN AS MEMBER OF THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
The President today announced his intent to nominate Gus A. Owen as a Member of the Surface Transportation Board.
Mr. Owen, of Dana Point, California, has served as a Member of the Surface Transportation Board since its inception in 1995. Originally appointed to the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) in 1994, he was named a member of the Surface Transportation Board when the ICC was dissolved. Prior to his work with the Surface Transportation Board, Mr. Owen was president of Owen Properties and founder of various banking and computer businesses. Mr. Owen was born on a tenant farm in Oklahoma and left home at the age of fifteen. He eventually settled in Orange County, where he resides with his wife, Kathryn Gore Thompson, and their three children.
The Surface Transportation Board, a bipartisan board, was created in 1995 as the successor to the former Interstate Commerce Commision with curtailed regulatory powers focused primarily on the railroad industry.