President Biden Nominates Mary Lu Jordan to Serve as Commissioner

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

On September 22, 2021, the President nominated Mary Lu Jordan to serve as Commissioner of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. 

Mary Jordan was appointed as a Commissioner on the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission in 1994 and has served in that capacity almost continuously since then.  She has served as Chair of the Commission from 1994 to 2001, from 2009 to 2014, and from 2015 to 2017.  Her most recent term as Commissioner ended on August 30, 2020 and since then she has served as Senior Attorney-Advisor at the Commission.

Ms. Jordan was employed as Senior Staff Attorney at the United Mine Workers of America from 1977 to 1994.  She is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University and Antioch Law School and is a member of the New York and D.C. Bar.

Chair Arthur R. Traynor, III applauds the announcement of the nomination, stating “Mary Lu Jordan has been a role model for me ever since I handled my first safety case for the United Mine Workers of America.  And she has been my friend since I arrived at the Commission.  I am delighted by the news President Biden has asked her to come back for another term in service to our nation’s miners.”