Nomination of Robert C. McEwen To Be a United States Commissioner on the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada; and Designation as Chairman

October 8, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert C. McEwen to be a Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada. Mr. McEwen will also serve as Chairman. He would succeed Robert J. Sugarman.

In 1964 - 80 Mr. McEwen served eight terms in the United States Congress, representing northern New York's 30th Congressional District. He was first elected to public office in 1954, when he began serving in the New York State Senate. He was a member of the American delegation to the Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group and was a member of the steering committee of the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition and the Great Lakes Conference of Congressmen.

He graduated from the University of Vermont (B.S.), Albany Law School (LL.B.) and St. Lawrence University and Clarkson College of Technology (LL.D.). He is married, has two grown children, and resides in Ogdensburg, N.Y. He was born in Ogdensburg on January 5, 1920.