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Federal Highway Administration Nomination of John S. Hassell, Jr., To Bee Administrator.

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Federal Highway Administration Nomination of John S. Hassell, Jr., To Bee Administrator.

President Jimmy Carter
May 6, 1980


The President today announced that he will nominate John S. Hassell, Jr., of Jonesboro, Ga., to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). He would replace Karl Smith Bowers, who has resigned. Hassell has been Deputy Administrator of the FHA since 1978.

He was born May 3, 1943, in Tallahassee, Fla. He received a B.C.E. ( 1961 ) and an M.S.C.E. (1966) from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University in 1972. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971.

From 1964 to 1966 and 1967 to 1969, Hassell was a research assistant with Georgia Tech's department of civil engineering. In 1967 he was a transportation planner with Traffic Planning Associates. As a captain in the Army from 1969 to 1971, he was an instructor at the Army Engineer School.

From 1971 to 1972, Hassell was a research engineer at Georgia Tech. He was with the Georgia Department of Transportation from 1973 to 1977, as a civil engineer, chief of the systems research branch, and finally chief of the policy planning section. From 1977 to 1978, he was Associate Administrator for Planning at the FHA.



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