Appointment of Alma Lee Gildenhorn as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 

October 27, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Alma Lee Gildenhorn to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution, for a term expiring September 1, 1996. She would succeed John G. Spatuzza.

 

Mrs. Gildenhorn is currently cochairman, Washington Committee for the Endowment of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Previously she was president of Bristol Antiques, 1973 - 1984.

 

Mrs. Gildenhorn graduated from the University of Maryland (B.A., 1953). Mrs. Gildenhorn is married, has two children, and she currently resides in Bethesda, MD. She was born January 14, 1932, in Baltimore, MD.

 

Designation of Robert Elsner as Chairman of the Marine Mammal Commission

 

October 27, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to designate Robert Elsner to be Chairman of the Marine Mammal Commission. He would succeed William Evans.

 

Since December 12, 1984, Dr. Elsner has been a member of this Commission. He currently is professor of marine science, Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska in Fairbanks, a position he has held since 1973.

 

Dr. Elsner graduated from New York University (B.A., 1950), the University of Washington (M.S., 1955), and the University of Alaska (Ph.D., 1959). He is married, has three children, and resides in Ester, AK. Dr. Elsner was born June 3, 1920, in Boston, MA.