Tenure: March 18, 1975 to January 31, 1976
From Massachusetts; Harvard University economics professor, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Chairman of Construction Industry Stabilization Committee; Member National Commission on Productivity.
Appointed by Gerald Ford. Brought a philosophy stressing a strong collective bargaining system, mutual problem solving, informal mediation; led in improving cooperation between all of the federal labor agencies and the private sector. Used the President's Labor-Management Advisory Committee for policy development. Closely involved in major cold war problems the U.S. had in the International Labor Organization. Resigned over Administration veto of labor relations bill.