THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Los Angeles, California) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 4, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CLYDE J. HART AS ADMINISTRATOR, MARITIME ADMINISTRATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Clyde J. Hart as Administrator for the Maritime Administration at the Department of Transportation.
Mr. Clyde J. Hart, of the District of Columbia, is the senior Democratic Counsel for the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Subcommittee in the United States Senate. His responsibilities include drafting legislation and providing members of the Senate with advice and legal options on issues and initiatives pertaining to the nation's surface transportation and merchant marine industries. Prior to this position, from 1980 to 1994, he served in various capacities at the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), including counsel to the Managing Director, trial attorney in the Office of the General Counsel, special counsel in the Office of Compliance, and counsel to ICC Chairman Reese H. Taylor, Jr. and Commissioner Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr. Mr. Hart served in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1969.
Mr. Hart received his B.S. with honors in Political Science from Saint Peters College, his J.D. from Catholic University of America School of Law, and his M.A. in Public Policy from George Washington University.
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) administers federal laws designed to promote and maintain a national merchant marine corps capable of meeting the nation's shipping needs for both domestic and foreign waterborne commerce and national security. The Administrator prescribes broad policies for the management of MARAD and generally directs, supervises, and coordinates MARAD endeavors and performance on behalf of the Secretary of Transportation.