President Clinton has nominated Edward J. Gleiman, a congressional staff director and Baltimore native, to be chairman of the Postal Rate Commission, a panel of presidential appointees who review rate increases proposed by the U.S. Postal Service.
The commission, an independent federal agency, also investigates complaints about postal rates.
Mr. Gleiman, 51, has been director of the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Services, Post Office and Civil Service since 1987. The panel is responsible for legislation affecting the Postal Service. He also worked for the president's health care reform task force earlier this year.
Mr. Gleiman has worked for the government since 1968, when he became an examiner at the U.S. Patent Office. In 1971 he worked for President Richard M. Nixon's Cost of Living Council and Price Commission, assisting in the administration of wage and price controls. Later he worked for the Department of Health and Human Services and the House Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice and Agriculture.
He also worked at the Baltimore County Health Department and at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.
A 1965 graduate of Loyola College, with a degree in biology, Mr. Gleiman did graduate work at the Johns Hopkins University, and in 1971 received a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He lives in Colesville with his family.
The chairman's job pays $123,100. Mr. Gleiman's nomination must be confirmed by the Senate.