Release date: December 6, 1974
Release number: 74-082

Release Details

Mr. Barrett, who joined the Commission on December 17, 1973, said he will resume his career in private industry. Barrett said he believes he has "now fulfilled my deeply- felt obligation to public service and made a personal contribution to a country I owe so much."

He said he "accepted the challenge" to become the Commission's first Executive Director because of the tremendous opportunities the Commission faced in dealing with the problem of "millions of innocent Americans who were being injured, maimed and killed by consumer products at a time when consumer awareness was only beginning to emerge."

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