John Gaughan To Be Nominated To Head Maritime Administration
P r e s i d e n t R e a g a n has announced his intention to nominate John Gaughan as Administrator of the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration.
Mr. Gaughan is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs for DOT.
A graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, he served nine years on active duty, earning a law degree during that period. Before taking his present post, he served as Director of External Affairs for the Maritime Administration.
Mr. Gaughan joined DOT in 1981, serving as Congressional Relations Officer for maritime and Coast Guard programs. He came to the department from the Federal Maritime Commission, where he was an attorney. His active duty service with the Coast Guard included command of the cutter Point Martin, and he holds the rank of Lt. Commander in the Coast Guard Reserve.
Mr. Gaughan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Coast Guard Academy and a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association and the Maritime Law Association.