THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Little Rock, Arkansas) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 6, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LINDA MORGAN AS CHAIR AND MEMBER OF THE SURFACE
The President today announced the nomination of Linda Morgan to serve as a Member of the Surface Transportation Board (STB). The President will designate her as Chair upon appointment.
Ms. Linda Morgan of Bethesda, Maryland, presently serves as Chair and Member of the Surface Transportation Board. From 1994 to 1995, Ms. Morgan served as Commissioner and then Chair of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), where she worked with Congress and the Administration in establishing the STB and abolishing the ICC. From 1987 to 1994, Ms. Morgan served as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, where she was responsible for advising Members and directing staff on transportation, trade, science and space, oceans, consumer, and communications policy and issues. From 1978 to 1986, Ms. Morgan served as Staff Counsel on the Democratic Staff of the Senate Commerce Committee, where she was responsible for surface transportation issues, including those related to railroads, motor carriers, pipeline safety, and hazardous materials.
Ms. Morgan received her A.B. in Hispanic Studies from Vassar College and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
The STB is an independent adjudicatory, responsible for the economic regulation of interstate surface transportation, primarily railroads, within the United States. The STB's mission is to ensure that competitive, efficient, and safe transportation services are provided to meet the needs of shippers, receivers, and consumers.