April 21, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert D. Orr to be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for a term expiring April 27, 1990. This is a reappointment.
Governor Orr has been serving as Governor of Indiana since 1981. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Indiana in 1972 and 1976. Governor Orr is a former officer and chairman of Indian Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of recreational products.
Governor Orr graduated from Yale University (B.S., 1940). He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Governor Orr was born November 17, 1917, in Ann Arbor, MI. He is married, has three children, and resides in Evansville, IN.