Appointment of Claudine B. Cox as Alternate United States Representative to the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund

May 3, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Claudine B. Cox to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America on the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund. She would succeed Rita di Martino.

Since 1967 Dr. Cox has been a portfolio manager and financial consultant for several family corporations and trust funds. In 1967 - 1977 she was first a part-time instructor and began teaching full-time in 1975. She was associate professor of economics, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., in 1977 - 1979. She has been a special lecturer in economics at Drury College in Springfield since 1980.

Her other activities have included serving as a member of the executive committee of the Missouri Council on Economic Education, and Missouri representative to the joint council meeting in New York; member of the board of directors of William Woods College; member of the board of directors and past chairman of the State Committee for the National Endowment for the Humanities; and member of the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Middle America.

She graduated from Drury College (B.A., 1963; M.B.A., 1965) and the University of Missouri (Ph. D., 1974). She is married, has one son, and resides in Springfield, Mo. She was born March 9, 1924, in Kampsville, Ill.