Nominations & Appointments, November 9, 1982

Nomination of E. Robert Wallach To Be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

November 9, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate E. Robert Wallach to be a member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 1985. He would succeed Lewis Manilow.

Since 1974 he has been an attorney in the law offices of E. Robert Wallach & David B. Baum. Mr. Wallach was in the private practice of law in 1970 - 1974; a partner in the firm of Walkup, Downing, Wallach & Sterns in 1964 - 1970; and an associate with the firm of Walkup & Downing in 1959 - 1964. He is serving as dean of the Hastings Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy and as adjunct professor of the Hastings College of Law. In addition he serves as a faculty member of both the National Institute of Trial Advocacy at the University of Colorado (Boulder) and the College of Advocacy at the University of Florida (Gainesville).

He graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1955) and the University of California at Boalt (LL.B., 1958). He resides in San Francisco, Calif. He was born April 11, 1934.

Appointment of Seymour Siegel as Executive Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

November 9, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint Seymour Siegel to be Executive Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. This is a new position.

He is currently serving as professor of ethics and theology at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, N.Y. He has been professor of humanities and medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania since 1980. He was chairman of the department of philosophies of Judaism, the Jewish Theological Seminary, in 1960 - 1980; the Ralph Simon Professor of Ethics and Theology, the Jewish Theological Seminary, in 1970 - 1980; senior research fellow, the Kennedy Institute of Bioethics, Georgetown University, in 1976 - 1977; and dean of the Herbert H. Lehman Institute of Ethics, the Jewish Theological Seminary, in 1960 - 1969.

He graduated from the University of Chicago (B.A., 1958) and the Jewish Theological Seminary (M.A.; Ph. D., 1968). He resides in New York City. He was born September 12, 1927.