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District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Richard G. Gould Confirmation Resolution of 2000
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


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
(Ward 3)

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 immediately.

1100 17th Street, N.W Suite 501
Washington, D.C. 20036-4646
(202) 223-4449, Fax (202) 223-4450


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.

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