The President today announced his intention to nominate Gilbert E. Carmichael to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation. He would succeed John H. Riley.
Since 1961 Mr. Carmichael has been an automobile dealer for VW, Mazda, Chrysler, and Mercedes Benz and has been actively involved in real estate development. In 1973 he was appointed to the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee; and became Chairman of the Advisory Committee, 1974 - 1976. From 1976 to 1979, he was a Federal Commissioner for the National Transportation Policy Study Commission.
Mr. Carmichael graduated from Texas A M University (B.S., 1950). He was also a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1976. He was born June 27, 1927, in Columbia, MS. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard, 1944 - 1945; 1951 - 1953. Mr. Carmichael is married, has one son, and resides in Meridian, MS.