WASHINGTON — President Reagan on Wednesday nominated John E. Higgins Jr. to a five-year term on the National Labor Relations Board.
Higgins, 48, a career attorney with the agency, would fill a vacancy that has existed on the five-member board since December when former NLRB Chairman Donald L. Dotson's term expired.
The nomination is subject to Senate ratification.
And Reagan last month named James M. Stephens, an NLRB member since 1985 and a former aide to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), to succeed Dotson as the board's new chairman.
Higgins and Assistant Labor Secretary Salvatore Martoche had been the two finalists under White House consideration for the vacant seat. Labor relations specialists with business trade associations had said they could live with either but generally had favored Martoche.