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From August 1961 to February 1963, Mr. Brewer was executive assistant to the president of Western Bancorporation of Los Angeles, a firm owning 26 banks.

Mr. Brewer served as President of the O.K. Tire and Rubber Co. of Littleton, Colo, from 1963 to 1968. The Littleton firm is a tire manufacturer with 1,000 franchised dealers and 18 retail outlets. In 1966 it was merged with Ashland Oil and Refining Co. of Ashland, Ky., and Mr. Brewer served as executive assistant to the chairman of the board of Ashland Oil.

He began his career with the Post Office Department in 1933 as a rural carrier in Kentucky; was a postal inspector from 1943 to 1953; and from 1953 to 1955 was decentralization officer, assisting the Post Master General in establishing the Department's 15 regional offices.

Prior to reentering Government service in 1969, Mr. Brewer served as director, Rose Manufacturing Co. of Denver, First National Bank of Englewood, Colo., Colorado State Bank, Denver, cha,rman of the board 0.K. Tire Stores, Canada, Ltd., President, Arapahoe Advertising Agency, Littleton, Colo., assistant chairman of National Finance Committee Nixon for President, and executive chairman of Republican National Finance Committee. He has served as trustee of Ezra M. Bell Estate, president of Denver Federal Businessmen's Association, member of American Society of Public Administration, American Management Association, vice chairman, Money Credit Capital Committee of National Association of Manufacturers and is presently a trustee of Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Mathodist, Mason, and Rotarian. Presently lay leader, trustee and member of the official board of Trinity Methodist Church in Denver. He is active in religious and civic affairs and has received numerous honors and commendations. He is listed in World Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in Methodism, and Who's Who in the West.

Mr. Brewer was born in Lewis County, Ky., on March 19, 1912, and is married to the former Lena Catherine Hickerson of Wallingford, Ky. The Brewers make their home at 7121 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Va., and also maintain a residence in Denver. They have one son, William D. Brewer, Jr., a resident of Denver, Colo.

Senator HARTKE. We are pleased to have Senators Dominick and Allott here to present the nominee.



Senator ALLOTT. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee: It is my pleasure to introduce on behalf of myself and Senator Dominick a longtime friend and resident of the State of Colorado, Mr. Donald Brewer, who is President Nixon's nominee to the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Mr. Brewer has served as Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration since October of last year. Prior to that Mr. Brewer served as Federal cochairman of the Four Corners Regional Commission, during which time he dealt in some depth with the transportation problems of a 9:2-county area of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

Mr. Brewer comes to you well qualified for this position. He has had many responsible administrative positions, both within and without the Government. His experience in the Post Office for which he was a regional director in Denver from April 1955 to March 1961 has given him first-hand insight into transportation problems of all kinds involving airlines, railroads, trucks, and buses.

Further by way of background, from August 1961 until February 1963 Mr. Brewer served as executive assistant to the president of Western Bancorporation of Los Angeles, a corporation owning 27 banks. His unique insight into financial matters will make him a wel


come addition to the Interstate Commerce Commission, which must rule upon many complex financial transactions.

From May 1963 until his appointment as Federal cochairman of the Four Corners Commission, Mr. Brewer was president of the O.K. Tire and Rubber Co. in Denver, Colo., a nationwide firm with a thousand franchised dealers throughout the country and 18 company owned retail outlets.

Mr. Brewer has also had extensive experience with various business and professional organizations. He is married and has one son, who resides in Denver.

I could hardly be more pleased with this nomination, knowing Don Brewer as I do, and having had an opportunity to observe firsthand his knowledge and his experience. I enthusiastically recommend his selection and confirmation as Commissioner of the Interstate Commerce Commission.

It is my honor, together with Senator Dominick, who has a statement also, to present him to this committee.

Senator HARTKE. Thank you. Senator Dominick?



Senator DOMINICK. Mr. Chairman, Senator Cotton, distinguished members of the committee: It is a pleasure to be back with you, I might say. I have missed many of my companionships which I had on the Commerce Committee when I served on it before.

I have no prepared statement in addition to what Senator Allott already said. But I want to thoroughly endorse this nomination.

I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Brewer while he was Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration as a member of the Select Committee on Small Business. And I know that he had a great deal of imagination and initiative in trying to get the administrative matters of that agency more under control.

I also have known Mr. Brewer personally for many many years and can certainly testify as to his ability and his character. I have no hesitation in recommending him to you.

Senator HARTKE. Thank you, Senator.
Senator Baker, Senator Pearson, any questions?

Senator BAKER. No, Mr. Chairman, I have nothing, except this comment: I have known Mr. Brewer as Senator Dominick has, when he came before the Select Committee on Small Business and also before the Economic Development Subcommittee of the Public Works Committee where he has appeared many times. I am delighted to see you here in this capacity and facetiously I might point out that I introduced and I believe Senator Pearson and other members of this committee have cosponsored a proposal to authorize a commission to consider the abolishment of the ICC.

Senator PEARSON. I have no questions, Mr. Chairman. Senator HARTKE. Senator Cotton? Senator Cotton. Not at this time, except to say we appreciate both of the Colorado Senators getting up this morning, after so late a session last night and coming in to give us their recommendations for Mr. Brewer.

Senator ALLOTT. Thank you very much.

Senator HARTKE. Thank you for coming gentlemen. I also have a letter from Congressman Brotzman to insert in the record.



Washington, D.C., June 19, 1970. Hon. WARREN G. MAGNUSON, U.S. Senator, Washington,'d.c.

DEAR SENATOR MAGNUSON: This is to advise you that I am acquainted with Mr. W. Donald Brewer who has recently been nominated for an appointment to the Interstate Commerce Commission by President Nixon.

It is my understanding that in the near future you will be holding hearings regarding his nomination.

I first knew Mr. Brewer as a member of the "Federal Family" in the Denver Metropolitan Area. At that time he was serving as Regional Director of the Post Office Department and I was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado. From my observation, he was a dedicated, able public servant, combining innovation with pragmatism in the discharge of his duties.

At a later period I also had the opportunity to observe him in his capacity as president of the O.K. Tire and Rubber Company and as an outstanding and selfless community leader in the Denver Metropolitan Area. He gave immeasurably of his time to community activities and was highly regarded for his many contributions.

In short, I believe him to be an experienced and qualified public servant and believe he will do an excellent job as a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission. If I can provide further information feel free to call on me. Very truly yours,


Member of Congre88. Senator HARTKE. Now Mr. Brewer, if you would stand aside for a few moments, we will consider the Coast Guard nominations at this time.

Commandant Bender.



Commandant BENDER. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee: I am Adm. Chester R. Bender, Commandant of the Coast Guard.

I welcome the opportunity to speak on behalf of Captain Wagner and Captain Jenkins, whose nominations to rear admiral are before you this morning.

One vacancy in our flag rank will occur as a result of an unexpected retirement, and as a result of our admiral officer recount as required by title 14, United States Code, we are authorized an additional flag billet. The number of flag officers, however, will remain the same through the recent retirement of Rear Admiral Murphy, who was an extra number.

Our total number of flag officers then will be 27, including one admiral, one vice admiral, and 25 rear admirals.

The biographies of Captain Wagner and Captain Jenkins have already been transmitted to you, so I will not review their careers in detail.



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I would point out that both of these officers have served in a variety . I als: of assignments ashore and afloat throughout the Coast Guard and have ord great depth of administrative and operational expertise. Both are com

pleting assignments in positions of great responsibility.

Captain Wagner is now under orders to report to Coast Guard „JI Headquarters, where he will assume duties as chief, office of boating

sa fety.

Captain Jenkins is presently in Cleveland, Ohio, preparing to assume duties as commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District. Captain Wagner is with me today, but Captain Jenkins is presently in the

process of relieving the commander in the ninth district and we buldi thought it not feasible to have him with us. We have earlier advised

the committee in this regard.

I would like to speak a bit from personal experience concerning of Colose these two officers whom I have known for 20 to 25 years.

Captain Wagner served with me when I was superintendent of the
Coast Guard Academy, when he was then commandant of cadets and
I found him to be not only an able but very energetic and willing

In the case of Captain Jenkins, he succeeded me after a brief inter-
val 20 years ago as aide and pilot to the Commandant of the Coast
Guard and I have continued to hear nothing but good reports on him
throughout his career.

In recent years he has developed quite a reputation in the field of
oil spill pollution control and prevention and has been given an award
for this within the past several months.

I can very sincerely say both of these officers, in my opinion, well
warrant your consideration for promotion to the grade of rear admiral.
Senator HARTKE. Thank you, Admiral.
Do you have a statement, captain?
Captain WAGNER. No, sir.
Senator HARTKE. Do you have any questions?
Senator Cotton. No questions.
Senator BAKER. No questions.
Senator PEARSON, No questions.
Senator HARTKE. Thank you, gentlemen.
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William A. Jenkins was born on November 2, 1917, at Kansas City, Mo., where iputann he graduated from Central High School in 1936, and received an A.S. degree

from Kansas City Junior College in 1938.

He was graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.,

with a B.S. degree in engineering and with a commission of ensign on Deceman die ber 19, 19 a few days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

During World War II, he first served as watch officer and deck officer on board the cutter Onondaga out of Seattle, Wash. In October 1942, he took charge of 83-foot patrol vessels operating on coastal convoy duty and submarine hunting

out of the Coast Guard Station, Sandy Hook, N.J. From May to September of Texts 1943 he was assigned to the ordnance and readiness section at the 3d Coast

Guard District office in New York as training officer for the picket patrol forces.

Assigned next to flight training at the Naval Air Station in Memphis, Tenn., and Pensacola, Fla., he received his wings from the latter in January 1944. During his first tour of duty as aviator at the Coast Guard Air Station, San Francisco, he piloted aircraft on air-sea rescue missions, was in charge of flight crews engaged in racon calibrating and loran accuracy checks, and was

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rescue boats. In addition, he served as navi

st Guard Air Station, Brooklyn, N.Y., from ced as assistant operations officer and acting -ed by a stint as executive officer, operations ler at the Coast Guard Air Detachment in pplied the aircraft for the annual international ngton, D.C., as personal aide and pilot to the com July 1950 to October 1954. At that time he first served as watch officer and operations er at the Coast Guard Air Detachment on He then served as chief, search and rescue of the rescue coordination center at the 14th nolulu until August 1957. st Guard Academy for 4 years, Captain Jenkins and aviation department as well as assistant 1961, he assumed command of the Coast Guard muerto Rico, to which was added the duty of lles section, in January 1963. In February of of the Greater Antilles section, which includes se and captain of the port office in San Juan bordinator in that sector. ( Washington to enroll at the National War 196.5, he became chief, law enforcement division e of operations at headquarters. While in that od in the pollution control problems. Some of ed serving as chairman of an interagency oll means of coping with major oil pollution prob n of sunken tankers as potential sources of

States at international meetings of the North tingency planning in Hamburg, Germany–1967 nast Guard on a study group panel which pro Dil Pollution-A Report to the President," and ney group which developed the current national materials contingency plan. Captain Jenkins chievements in that field when he was awarded ledal in 1968 in lieu of a Second Coast Guard Commendation uent in the performance of duty while serving vartment of transportation member of the com oastal zone of the National Council of Marine -lopment from August 1967 to June 1969. puty chief, office of operations at headquarters when he was transferred to Boston, Mass, to -st Coast Guard District.

Guard Commendation on Medal and the Gold

Born on May 24, 1919, in New York, Austin C. Wagner atter
High School, Mount Vernon, N.Y., Severna School, Severn
baligh l'niversity, Bethlehem, Pa.

Be graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New L
1 B3, degret and a commission as ensign on December 19, 191
babing of Pearl Harbor.
During World War II, he served his first assignment on boa
gabat cutter Campbell on North Atlantic convoy escort du
turing which the cutter attacked four submarines and sank
1943 During the remainder of the war he served first as e

4 es commanding officer of the destroyer escort U.S.S. R
Sarth Atlantic

. He received a commendation ribbon fo mile commanding that vessel during the rescue of six sury polize surface fires resulting from the collision between tl ant fent Mihiel on April 9, 1945. Besteen August 1945 and August 1918, he served as adr a the establishment of a Coast Guard for the Korean Gove uring 2 years, he was director of the Coast Guard Auxil der in the Chicago area of the Ninth Coast Guard District.

became executive officer of the Coast Guard cutter Derte atan patrol vessel operating out of Alameda, Calif. Pra September 1951 to July 1953, he was stationed a badas as instructor of seamanship and navigation and a 1217 commanded the 311-foot cutter Castle Rock out of Bost ein petrol in the North Atlantic until August 1957. At aprel to the first district office in Boston as diretcor

yake information officer.
La Juis 1960, he was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters
The be irst served as assistant chief and then as chief, spec.
de it personnel

, for 4 years. His duties in that post dea izrl, morale and discipline, survivors benefits, and persoi

wyrain Wagner served his next tour of duty as command 34 Coast Guard Academy from July 1967 to July 1967. At tủ a por as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Base, la fre 1968, he became commanding officer, Coast Gua Sayain Wagner's World War II campaign service medals

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wing: American Defense; American Area ; Euro hatan Area with three battle stars); Asiatic-Pacific; bismo service, as well as the Navy Commendation Ribl Bes promoted in rank as follows: Cadet, August 5, 1 1,1941, lieutenant (jg.). October 1, 1942; lieutenant, May under, October 3, 1945; commander, June 1, 1956 ; cape

pa Wamer was married on August 7, 1942, to the for Ginard ('ommendation Medal, Captain Jenkins

et of Delmar, N.X., a graduate of the Connecticut Campaign service medals and ribbons: America

ve three sons, Keith (Feb. 16, 1944); Cort (Dec. 10, 1 --Pacific, World War II victory. He also has S.

Tanted for rank of rear admiral, June 5, 1970. 2. 1912; lieutenant, May 23, 1943; lieutenant commander, July 1, 1956; captain, July 1, 1968 ral, June 5, 1970. from August 1935 to December 1941-shortened

Sastor HARTKE. Mr. Brewer, do you have a sta war emergency, Captain Jenkins was associate "Tide Rips—('lass of 1942.".

Hz Brzwer. Thank you Mr. Chairman. I believe n former Frances Overin of Rockville Center, NY.

weater Hartie. Mr. Brewer, we are involved in a llege. They have two children, William O., Dort 13, 1971.

estate Commerce Commission is the subject o amander, Ninth Coast Guard District, Clevelar Sially in light of the recent events concerning

the President June 7, 1970, for the permanent Konfirmat on of the Senate.

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