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William Clyburn, Jr.Former Surface Transportation Board (Board) Vice Chairman William Clyburn, Jr., a Democrat from South Carolina, was the fourth Member to serve on the Board since its inception in 1996. He joined the Board in 1998 and served until the end of 2001.

Prior to joining the Board, Vice Chairman Clyburn served as the Commerce Counsel to former U.S. Senator Chuck Robb of Virginia. Before that, Vice Chairman Clyburn served as Staff Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (1993-5). From 1992-3, Vice Chairman Clyburn served as a Judicial Attorney for the Hon. Rodney A. Peeples of South Carolina's Second and Ninth Circuit Courts.

Vice Chairman Clyburn received his B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina.