Nomination of Three Members of the National Council on the Humanities

March 2, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities:

For terms expiring January 26, 1992:

Paul J. Olscamp, of Ohio. He would succeed Anita Silvers. Since 1982 Dr. Olscamp has been president, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. Prior to this he was professor of philosophy and president, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 1975 - 1982. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario (B.A., 1958; M.A., 1960) and the University of Rochester (Ph.D., 1962). Dr. Olscamp is married, has two children, and resides in Bowling Green, OH. He was born August 29, 1937, in Montreal, Canada.

Anne Paolucci, of New York. She would succeed Frances Dodson. Since 1969 she has been a professor of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. John's University, and has served as chair of the department since 1982. Dr. Paolucci graduated from Barnard College (B.A., 1947) and Columbia University (M.A., 1950; Ph.D., 1963). She is married and resides in Beechurst, NY. Dr. Paolucci was born July 31, 1926, in Rome, Italy.

For the remainder of the term expiring January 26, 1990:

Jean Vaughan Smith, of California. She would succeed Helen Marie Taylor. Mrs. Smith is active in civic and community activities. She currently serves with the following organizations: member, board of directors, Beneficial Standard, since 1976; member, board of directors, volunteer, the National Center for Citizen Involvement, since 1977; corporate board of directors, the United Way, Inc., of Los Angeles, since 1975; and member of the advisory board, the Salvation Army, since 1979. Mrs. Smith serves as a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. She is married, has one child, and resides in San Marino, CA. Mrs. Smith graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1940). She was born August 15, 1918, in Los Angeles, CA.