Appointments & Nominations, November 13, 1984

Appointment of Three Members of the Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

November 13, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee on the Arts (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts). These are new appointments.

Ophelia De Vore Mitchell is chief executive officer of Ophelia De Vore Associates, Inc., in New York City. She is also publisher-editor of the Columbus Times newspaper in Columbus, GA. She is a member of the National Newspaper Publishers Association. She has five children and resides in New York, NY. She was born August 12, 1922, in Edgefield, SC.

Lillian Nicolosi Nall is first vice president of the Nevada Museum of Fine Art. She is a director of the Joseph Nicolosi Museum of Art in Los Angeles; founding member of the Art Museum Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; director of the Beverly Hills Music Association; and president of the Nevada Art Gallery. She is married, has three children, and resides in Las Vegas, NV. She was born April 17, 1930, in Orange, NJ.

G. Robert Truex, Jr., is chairman and chief executive officer of Rainier Bancorporation & Rainier National Bank in Seattle, WA. He was vice chairman of Small Business Enterprises Co. in 1968 - 1972. He served as a trustee of the California Institute of the Arts in 1968 - 1972 and was development committee chairman in 1968 - 1971. He is married, has two children, and resides in Seattle, WA. He was born May 29, 1924, in Red Bank, NJ.

Nomination of Six Members of the National Council on the Arts

November 13, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on the Arts for terms expiring September 3, 1990:

Joseph Epstein would succeed Thomas Patrick Bergin. He is a writer who has been editor of the American Scholar since 1975. He is past editor of Quadrangle-New York Times Books; past associate editor of the New Leader magazine; and past senior editor of Encyclopedia Brittanica. He is married, has two children, and resides in Evanston, IL. He was born January 9, 1937, in Chicago, IL.

Helen Frankenthaler would succeed James Rosenquist. She is an artist whose canvases hang in the Museum of Modern Art and other major museums throughout the world. In the past, she has taught at Yale, Princeton, and Hunter College. She was born December 12, 1928, in New York, NY, where she now resides.

Margaret Eleanor Hillis would succeed Robert Lawson Shaw. She is conductor of the Grammy Award winning Chicago Symphony Chorus. She is also conductor and music director of the Elgin Philharmonic Symphony and founder of the American Choral Foundation. She has received five Grammy Awards. She was born October 1, 1921, in Kokomo, IN, and now resides in Wilmette, IL.

M. Ray Kingston would succeed Bernard Blas Lopez. He has been an active supporter and participant in the arts in Utah for 30 years. He is vice president of FFKR Architects-Planners, Inc., in Salt Lake City. He is a recipient of the American Institute of Architects Silver Medal. He is married, has three children, and resides in Salt Lake City, UT. He was born October 7, 1934, in Ogden, UT.

Talbot Leland MacCarthy would succeed Rosalind W. Wyman. Mrs. MacCarthy is chairman of the Missouri Arts Council and treasurer of the Station List Publishing Co. She is also a trustee of the Arts & Education Council of Greater St. Louis. She is married, has two children, and resides in St. Louis, MO. She was born January 28, 1936, in St. Louis.

Carlos Moseley would succeed Jacob Lawrence. Mr. Moseley is chairman of the board of directors and past president of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York. He has had a many-faceted career in music as a pianist, educator, government administrator, spokesman, counselor, and fundraiser. He was born September 21, 1914, in Laurens, SC, and now resides in Spartanburg, SC.

Nomination of Julius Belso To Be a Member of the Federal Council on the Aging

November 13, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Julius Belso to be a member of the Federal Council on the Aging for a term expiring June 5, 1987. He would succeed Margaret Long Arnold.

Mr. Belso is a partner in the Biro-Belso real estate firm in New Brunswick, NJ. He is vice chairman of the board of directors of the Magyar Savings & Loan Association and has been a member of the board of directors since 1965. He is former commissioner of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission and former State-appointed commissioner to the New Brunswick Housing Authority.

He is married and resides in New Brunswick, NJ. He was born August 12, 1918, in Kerkakutas, Zala Megye, Hungary.