George W. Haley

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George W. Haley, Esq. "was appointed by President Bush as Chairman of the Postal Rate Commission in February 1990. He was reappointed as a Commissioner by President Clinton in November 1998. Mr. Haley left the Commission in October 1993 after President Clinton named him Ambassador to The Gambia.

"Mr. Haley's public service began in Kansas City, Kansas, where he began his practice of law in the fall of 1952. While in private practice, he also served as Deputy City Attorney (1954-1964) and later as State Senator (1964-1968). After coming to Washington, he served as Chief Counsel of the Federal Transit Administration (then known as the Urban Mass Transportation Administration) (1969-1973), Associate Director for Equal Employment Opportunity at the United States Information Agency (USIA) (1973-1976), and as General Counsel and Congressional Liaison at USIA (1976-1977). After leaving USIA, he became a partner in the law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, of Philadelphia and Washington, until he established his own firm in 1981. His firm, George W. Haley, P.C., specialized in transportation, corporate, and international law.

"From 1978 until 1984, Mr. Haley served as Legal Adviser to the Economic Community of West African States. In 1983, he was appointed by the President to serve on the United States delegation at the Twenty-second General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris. In 1984, the President appointed him to the United States delegation to the Second International Conference on Assistance to Refugees in Africa in Geneva, Switzerland, and to serve as well on the 15-member Monitoring Panel on the question of U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO. In 1987, the President appointed Mr. Haley to the delegation representing the United States at the Centennial Celebration of Dakar, Sénégal, in West Africa. In 1997, he was a member of the United States Presidential Delegation to the Fourth African-American Summit held in Harare, Zimbabwe.

"Mr. Haley is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta; he received his law degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1952 as its second African-American graduate. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the National Bar Association as well as the bar associations of Arkansas, the District of Columbia, and Kansas. He is licensed to practice law in those jurisdictions as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Haley is a member of many professional, civic, community, and cultural groups, including the NAACP of which he is a life member. He is an active member of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

"Mr. Haley's wife, Doris, was a teacher in the public schools of the District of Columbia until her retirement in 1993. They have a son, David, who resides in Kansas City, and a daughter, Anne, whose home is in Los Angeles.“ [1]

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