President Bush has selected Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former chairman of a federal safety review panel, to be the head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In a Sept. 15 announcement, the White House said that Foulke now is a partner in the Greenville, S.C., office of the law firm Jackson Lewis LLP. The firm represents corporations in labor and employment cases.

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,(Photo: Republican National Lawyers Association )

From 1990 to 1994, he was chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and also served as a panel commissioner in the following year.

According to the Republican National Lawyers Association web page, Foulke also was a member of the Bush-Cheney transition policy advisory panel for the Dept. of Labor.

He has a bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University, a J.D. degree from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans and a master's degree in labor law from Georgetown University Law Center.

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