Appointment of George F. Will as a Member of the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy

June 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to designate George F. Will to be a member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy for a term expiring December 30, 1985. He would succeed Salvatore R. Gerbasi.

Since 1976 Mr. Will has been a contributing editor of Newsweek magazine. He is also a regular member of the ``Agronsky and Company'' television panel and appears each Sunday on ABC's ``This Week With David Brinkley.'' In 1977 he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. From 1973 to 1975, Mr. Will was the Washington editor of The National Review magazine, and in 1974 he began a syndicated newspaper column which today appears in over 300 newspapers.

Mr. Will graduated from Trinity College (B.A., 1962), Oxford University (B.A., M.A., 1964), and Princeton University (Ph. D., 1968). He is married, has three children, and resides in Chevy Chase, Md. He was born May 4, 1941, in Champaign, Ill.