Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To confirm the appointment of Mr. Richard G.
Gould to the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "District of Columbia Taxicab
Commission Richard G. Gould Confirmation Resolution of 2000".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of
Columbia confirms the appointment of:
Mr. Richard G. Gould
3643 Upton Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
as an industry member of the District of
Columbia Taxicab Commission, established by section 5 of the District of Columbia Taxicab
Commission Establishment Act of 1985, effective March 25, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-97; D.C. Code
§ 40-1704), replacing William C. Lewis, whose term will end May 4, 2000, for a term to
end May 4, 2005.
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of
Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee
and to the Office of the Mayor.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect
1100 17th Street, N.W Suite 501
Washington, D.C. 20036-4646
(202) 223-4449, Fax (202) 223-4450
RICHARD G. GOULD
Richard G. Gould is a communications system
engineer with over 50 years of theoretical and practical experience in government and
industry, with special emphasis on telecommunication satellites, digital telephone systems
and CATV systems. Positions of responsibility in government service and as a member of
U.S. delegations to meetings of international organizations, have given Mr. Gould special
insight into both government policy-making procedures and the regulatory process. In 1993
he was an invited member of an FCC "Negotiated Rulemaking Committee,"
representing the interests of the Radio Astronomy community.
Mr. Gould holds a Master of Science degree in
Electrical Engineering from USC, 1954, and has taken additional graduate work throughout
his career in the areas of telecommunications as well as Administrative Law. He was for
many years an Instructor of graduate courses in electrical engineering for the University
of California Extension, Berkeley, and at the George Washington University.
Before his years of government service, first
as Chief of the Advanced Technology Division, Office of Telecommunications Policy in the
Executive Office of the President, and then at the FCC as Special Assistant to the Chief
of the Common Carrier Bureau, he was Vice President and co-founder of Satellite Systems
Engineering, Inc. where he was responsible for technical studies and programs as well as
for general corporate management.
Before that, at the Communications Satellite
Corporation, Mr. Gould was first responsible for engineering and economic studies of
special-purpose satellite systems. As assistant to the first Director of Comsat Labs, he
participated in the development of the Laboratory's program and its presentation to COMSAT
management and the Committee of owners.
Before working at Comsat, Mr. Gould served for
eight years at Stanford Research Institute as Project Engineer or Manager of studies of
telecommunications systems. From his 1949 graduation from New York University's College of
Engineering until he joined SRI in 1956, Mr. Gould was employed as an electronic engineer
in the aerospace industry.
He has been an active member of several
professional engineering groups and, as a Life Fellow of the IEEE, was a member of several
of its committee including its Committee on Communication and Information Policy, serving
as its ice Chairman for several years. He has published many professional papers and books
for the IEEE Press and was a Guest Editor of several Special Issues of IEEE publications.
He is currently a member of the State Department's U.S. National committee for the
Radiocommunication Sector of the ITU: He is also a Fellow of the Washington Academy of
Sciences and a Registered Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia.
Mr. Gould was active in the California
Democratic Party, serving as an elected member of the Palo Alto Democratic Club, and the
Santa Clara County Central Committee. Currently, he is an elected member of the District
of Columbia Ward Three Democratic Committee.
Revised February 22, 2000.