WILLIAM M. COX
1977 — 1978
Federal Highway Administrator
Business Executive — Community Leader — State Official
William M. Cox came to the Federal Highway Administration from Madisonville, Kentucky, where he was the Senior Vice-President of a large trucking firm.
He was one of the youngest persons ever elected to the Kentucky legislature. During 1976, in addition to an appointment as special assistant to the Governor of Kentucky, Mr. Cox serves as President of the Kentucky Motor Transportation Association and Vice-Chairman of the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
As Federal Highway Administrator, Mr. Cox was a major force in the development of comprehensive surface transportation legislation. He was noted for his untiring efforts in streamlining administrative processes by eliminating or minimizing excessive regulations and "red tape." Under his leadership, the FHWA made significant progress in minority employment and participation of minority business enterprises in FHWA programs.