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Jane Garvey
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Jane Garvey
Occupation Former Public Servant, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator
Political party Democrat

Jane Garvey (née Famiano) was head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration from 1997 to 2002.

Garvey earned her B.A. from Mount Saint Mary College (a Catholic women's college in Hooksett, New Hampshire which closed in 1978[1]) and her M.A. from Mount Holyoke College and has been awarded several honorary degrees.

She was appointed by President Bill Clinton and holds several "firsts" for an FAA Administrator: she was the first Administrator appointed to a 5-year term, the first female Administrator, and the first Administrator who was not a licensed pilot. She had previously worked as a teacher, highway safety administrator, and the director of Logan International Airport.

She currently serves as the chairwoman of the Capital-to-Capital Coalition, which works to promote non-stop service between Beijing and Washington Dulles International Airport.

Garvey was recently named as one of six experts advising the Obama transition team on transportation issues. She was among a small group of candidates mentioned as possible Secretaries of Transportation in the Obama administration (Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 18, 2008,, though the eventual choice was congressman Ray LaHood.

Her husband, Robert J. Garvey, is the sheriff of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.


  1. According to the Westminster College website.


In-depth resumes can be found at MITRE and the Flight Safety Foundation.

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Government offices
Preceded by
David R. Hinson
Federal Aviation Administrator
Succeeded by
Marion Blakey

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