Transportation Secretary Michael P. Jackson, who has been mentioned
as a possible successor to Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, said July
7 he would resign Aug. 1 and return to the private sector.
who basically ran the department while Mineta was out with back
problems, said the demands of his high-pressure job had taken too
much time from his wife and his 8-year-old daughter.
who came to the post from a vice presidency at Lockheed Martin Corp.,
also said the transportation post was becoming a financial burden
for his family.
has been an invaluable asset to the department and the Bush administration,”
Mineta said in a statement. “Over the past few years as my deputy,
he has brought to his position the highest possible combination
of strategic insight, practical transportation experience and political