The biographies for all of the former Commissioners in this section are the official ones they used during their Commission terms.
James R. Curtiss was sworn in as a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on October 20, 1988 to serve a term ending June 30, 1993.
Before his nomination by President Reagan and confirmation by the Senate, Mr. Curtiss served as Associate Counsel for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. He joined the staff of the Committee in early 1981 as an Assistant Counsel.
Previously, he started his law career with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, serving form 1979-1981--first as an attorney with the Office of Executive Legal Director and later as member of then-NRC Commissioner Richard T. Kennedy's staff.
Mr. Curtiss was graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1976 with a bachelor of arts degree and received his law degree there in 1979.