Senate conÞrms Fitzmaurice, Hoglander to NMB

The U.S. Senate confirmed two new members to the National Mediation Board on August 1 - Edward J. Fitzmaurice and Harry R. Hoglander.

Fitzmaurice, a Republican, comes to the Board from private law practice in Dallas, Texas. His experience as a labor lawyer includes 12 years of Counsel to Hicks and Associates, and working as an Associate with Kern, Wooley and Maloney, representing underwriters at Lloyd's. While also practicing law, Fitzmaurice was a Domestic Captain, Co-Pilot, and Flight Engineer for Braniff International Airlines for 17 years. He is a former Captain of U.S. Marines, a graduate of Villanova University and attended Southern Methodist School of Law.

Hoglander, a Democrat, comes to the Board from his position as a legislative specialist in the office of Massachusetts Congressman John Tierney. His work in the airline industry includes six years as a labor representative to the United States Aviation Bi-Lateral Delegation. He has served as Master Chairman of the TWA Master Executive Council, Executive Vice President of the Air Line Pilots Association, and as a Captain for Trans World Airlines. Mr. Hoglander was a Captain in the United States Air Force, and is a retired Lt. Colonel in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. He is a graduate of Florida State University and the Suffolk University School of Law.

Hoglander will succeed Magdalena Jacobsen and Fitzmaurice will fill the vacant position left by Ernie Dubester, whose term had previously expired. Hoglander's term will expire on July 1, 2005, and Fitzmaurice's will expire July 1, 2004. Both men will join Chairman Frank Duggan, a Republican, on the three member panel.

BLE International President Don Hahs congratulated Fitzmaurice and Hoglander on their confirmations and said that, along with current Chairman Duggan, the three men will constitute a fair and competent Board.


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