Miller Center

Nelson Bortz

Speaker: Nelson M. Bortz
Date: October 24, 1968
Involved with the U.S. Department of labor (1935-1943, 1946-1951, 1953-1958?); Chairman of the Railroad and Airline Wage Board (1951-1953). Associate Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards (1958-1959). Assistant Secretary of Labor for labor-management relations (1959-1964). Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards beginning in 1964 and through the time of the interview in 1968. Familiar with Johnson?s contribution to federal employee improvements and his management techniques, effects of the War on Poverty, Service Contract Act of 1965, and the development of safety regulations.