Appointment of Charles B. Wilkinson as a Member of the Board of Visitors of the United States Air Force Academy

August 8, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Charles B. Wilkinson to be a member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Air Force Academy for a term expiring December 30, 1986. He would succeed Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

Mr. Wilkinson is currently the chairman of the board of the Public Employees Benefit Services Corp. in Oklahoma City, OK. Additionally he is director of the Coach of the Year Football Clinics and is a sports announcer for the Entertainment Sports Program Network. For the last 3 years he has been president of the Gymnastics Federation. Previously, Mr. Wilkinson served as coach of the St. Louis Cardinals football team (1979 - 1980); chairman of the board of Planned Marketing Associates (1971 - 1975); consultant to President Nixon and member of the White House staff (1969 - 1972); and was a special consultant to President Kennedy on physical fitness (1961 - 1964). Mr. Wilkinson served as assistant coach (1946) and then head coach and athletic director at the University of Oklahoma (1947 - 1963). He retired to run for the United States Senate in 1964.

Mr. Wilkinson graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.A., 1937) and from Syracuse University (M.A., 1940). He is married, has two children, and resides in St. Louis, MO. He was born April 23, 1916, in Minneapolis, MN.