THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HAROLD J. CREEL JR. AS A COMMISSIONER ON THE FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Harold J. Creel Jr. as a Commissioner on the Federal Maritime Commission.
Mr. Harold J. Creel, Jr., of Florence, South Carolina, has served as Chair of the Federal Maritime Commission since 1996. He has served as Commissioner since August 1994. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Creel served as the Senior Counsel of the Merchant Marine Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where he was an advisor on issues pertaining to commercial shipping. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Creel served as the chief staff attorney with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the Department of Commerce where he worked on issues pertaining to endangered marine species. While at NOAA, he assisted the Department of Justice in administrative proceedings and litigation of cases involving endangered species issues. He also wrote, negotiated, and reviewed regulations implementing NOAA's legal authority.
Mr. Creel received a B.A. in Political Science from Wofford College, and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
The Federal Maritime Commission is an independent federal agency established in 1961, which regulates waterborne foreign and domestic offshore commerce, and assures fair, equitable and open international seaborne trade between the U.S. and other nations.