|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
September 11, 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Re: Senate Confirms Francis J. Duggan for a New Term
On September 8, 2000, the United States Senate confirmed National Mediation Board Member Francis J. Duggan to serve a full three-year term. Prior to joining the board, Member Duggan was an attorney with the Washington law firm of Mullenholz, Brimsek and Belair. He has extensive experience in both the rail and air transportation industries. For ten years he was an assistant vice president of the Association of American Railroads and served on President Bush's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism between 1989-90. Duggan has represented the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, as a pro bono advisor and attorney. He is a member of the Transportation Section of the Federal Bar Association and serves as the editor of Translaw. Member Duggan is also an officer of the Washington Foreign Law Society.
Mr. Duggan was a Presidential appointee at the Labor Department during the Ford and Reagan Administrations, serving as assistant secretary in the Reagan administration. He worked in the Senate on the Labor Committee and in the office of former Senator Charles Mathias (R-MD), and in the House for Rep. William Steiger (R-WI). He was also the Director of Operations of the Legal Services Program in the former Office of Economic Opportunity.
He is an alumnus of St. John's law school and college in New York, and received two graduate political science fellowships and research grants from Harvard University. Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., he lives in Alexandria, VA, with his wife Faye Padgett, a retired Capitol Hill staffer. He has three grown children.
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