THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES E. HALL AS CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
The President today announced his intent to nominate James E. Hall as Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
James E. Hall, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, has served as Chair of the NTSB since his appointment in 1994. He has served as a Member of the Board since 1993. Prior to coming to the NTSB, Mr. Hall was Chief of Staff to Senator Harlan Matthews and served for six years as Executive Assistant to Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter. Mr. Hall is a veteran of the U.S. Army and received the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in Vietnam. He is a native of Tennessee and received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee.
The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent agency that determines the probable cause of transportation accidents and promotes transportation safety throughout the nation. The NTSB conducts safety studies, evaluates the effectiveness of government agencies' transportation safety programs, and reviews appeals of adverse actions by the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding pilot and mariner certificate licences.