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NOMINATIONS OF BERNARD L. BOUTIN, DON HUMMEL,
H. RALPH TAYLOR, AND FRANCIS M. WHEAT

4 JUL 27
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BEFORE THB

HEARING
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COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY
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UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

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SECOND SESSION

ON

THE NOMINATIONS OF
BERNARD L. BOUTIN, TO BE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE SMALL
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; DON HUMMEL AND H. RALPH
TAYLOR, TO BE ASSISTANT SECRETARIES OF THE DEPART-
MENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; AND FRANCIS
M. WHEAT, TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SECURITIES AND

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WASHINGTON :

1966

COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY

A. WILLIS ROBERTSON, Virginia, Chairman JOHN SPARKMAN, Alabama

WALLACE F. BENNETT, Utah PAUL H. DOUGLAS, Illinois

JOHN G. TOWER, Texas WILLIAM PROXMIRE, Wisconsin

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina
HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, Iowa
EDMUND S. MUSKIE, Maine
EDWARD V. LONG, Missouri
MAURINE B. NEUBERGER, Oregon
THOMAS J. MCINTYRE, New Hampshire
WALTER F. MONDALE, Minnesota

MATTHEW HALE, Chief of Staf
WOODLIEF THOMAS, Chief Economist
JOHN R. EVANS, Minority Chief of Staff

HENRIETTA S. CHASE, Chief Clerk

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CONTENTS

WITNESSES

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Thomas J. McIntyre, U.S. Senator from the State of New Hampshire.---

Norris Cotton, U.S. Senator from the State of New Hampshire_

J. Oliva Huot, U.S. Congressman from the First Congressional District of

the State of New Hampshire---

James C. Cleveland, U.S. Congressman from the Second Congressional

District of the State of New Hampshire.

Bernard L. Boutin, of New Hampshire, nominee to be Administrator of the

Small Business Administration..

Paul J. Fannin, U.S. Senator from the State of Arizona-

Robert C. Weaver, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban

Development.

Don Hummel, of Arizona, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of the Depart-

ment of Housing and Urban Development-

H. Ralph Taylor, of Connecticut, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of the

Department of Housing and Urban Development.--

Francis M. Wheat, of California, nominee to be a Member of the Securi-

ties and Exchange Commission (reappointment)---

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

Boutin, Bernard L., of New Hampshire, nominee to be Administrator of the

Small Business Administration.--.

Cleveland, James C., U.S. Congressman, from the Second Congressional

District of the State of New Hampshire.

Cotton, Norris, U.S. Senator from the State of New Hampshire-

Fannin, Paul J., U.S. Senator from the State of Arizona..

Hummel, Don, of Arizona, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of the De-

partment of Housing and Urban Development.-

Huot, J. Oliva, U.S. Congressman from the First Congressional District

of the State of New Hampshire -

McIntyre, Thomas J., U.S. Senator from the State of New Hampshire---

Taylor, H. Ralph, of Connecticut, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of

the Department of Housing and Urban Development-

Weaver, Robert C., Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban

Development

Wheat, Francis M., of California, nominee to be a member of the Securities
and Exchange Commission (reappointment) --

LETTER, BIOGRAPHIES, AND DATA

Biographical sketches:

Boutin, Bernard L.

Hummel, Don..

Taylor, H. Ralph -

Wheat, Francis M..

Department of Housing and Urban Development:

Duties and responsibilities of officials, response to request by Senator

Thurmond..

Public Law 89–174 establishing the Department..

Ribicoff, Abraham, U.S. Senator from the State of Connecticut: Letter

endorsing Mr. Taylor --

Securities and Exchange Commission, secton 4(a)

Small Business Act, section 4 (a), (b)

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NOMINATIONS OF BERNARD L. BOUTIN, DON HUMMEL,

H. RALPH TAYLOR, AND FRANCIS M. WHEAT

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1966

U.S. SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY,

Washington, D.C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10:07 a.m., in room 5302, New Senate Office Building, Senator A. Willis Robertson (chairman) presiding

Present: Senators Robertson, Sparkman, Douglas, Proxmire, Muskie, McIntyre, Bennett, and Thurmond.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will please come to order.
This meeting has been called to consider four nominations.

Mr. Clerk, will you please announce the nominees and then invite them to appear.

Mr. HALE. The first nominee is the Honorable Bernard L. Boutin of New Hampshire. Senator Cotton, Senatoi McIntyre, Congressman Cleveland, and Congressman Huot were planning to present him to the committee.

The CHAIRMAN. Well, as our colleagues always have priority with this committee, they will be recognized.

Senator McIntyre.

STATEMENT OF THOMAS J. MCINTYRE, U.S. SENATOR FROM THE

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Senator MCINTYRE. Good morning, Mr. Chairman.
The CHAIRMAN. We will be pleased to hear you sir.

Senator MCINTYRE. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I am extremely pleased to appear before this committee, on which I have the honor to sit, in support of the President's nomination of Bernard L. Boutin to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

I have known Bernie Boutin for more than 20 years as a neighbor, a fellow Democrat, and a close friend. His confirmation will be a tribute to a record of accomplishment which he has built as an outstanding public servant.

Bernard Boutin served as mayor of my home city of Laconia, N.H., for two terms during which he demonstrated the administrative ability, capacity for hard work and sterling honesty which have characterized his public service. The mayoralty of Laconia can be a difficult job, as I know from my own personal experience, and Mayor Boutin's record paved the way for a long succession of Democratic mayors from my hometown.

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