THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM CLIFFORD SMITH AS COMMISSIONER OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to nominate William Clifford Smith to serve as a Commissioner of the Mississippi River Commission.
Mr. William Clifford Smith, of Houma, Louisiana, is the President and CEO of T. Baker Smith & Son, Inc., a private company that provides civil engineering, land surveying and environmental services. Mr. Smith has served in this position since 1962 and has been directly responsible for the general management, direction and supervision of all professional services. From 1972 to 1976, he served as a member of the Board of Commerce and Industry for the State of Louisiana, and from 1983 to 1984 he served as a member of the Coastal Zone Commission for the State of Louisiana. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Intercostal Seaway Association and a member of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association.
Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University.
Since the flood of 1928, the primary function of the Mississippi River Commission has been to implement, construct and operate the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project. This project involves the development and execution of a flood protection program comprised of levee construction, river dredging and water distribution.