John H. (Jack) Shaffer, 78, who served as FAA Administrator under President Richard Nixon from 1969 until 1973, died Sept. 14 in the Citizens Nursing Home in Frederick, Md. after a long illness. Shaffer was corporate vice president of customer requirements for TRW, Inc., when he was picked for the FAA job because of his extensive aviation background and Republican Party credentials. A native of Everett, Pa., he was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. where he ...

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