Public Papers

Nomination of Jerry R. Curry To Be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration


The President today announced his intention to nominate Jerry Ralph Curry, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. He would succeed James Buchanan Busey IV.

Currently Gen. Curry serves as Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as vice president of Systems Management America Corp., 1987; and as president and publisher of the National Perspectives Institute, 1985 - 1986. From 1951 to 1984, Gen. Curry served in the United States Army.

Gen. Curry graduated from the University of Nebraska (B.G.E., 1960) and Boston University (M.A., 1970). He received a doctoral degree from Luther Rice Seminary in 1979. He was born September 7, 1932, in McKeesport, PA. Gen. Curry is married, has four children, and resides in Arlington, VA.