Designation of Jerald Conway Newman as Chairman of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

May 11, 1987

The President today announced his intention to designate Jerald Conway Newman to be chairman of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. He would succeed Kenneth Y. Tomlinson.

Since 1985 Mr. Newman has been an investment banking and management consultant in New York. Prior to this, he was the president of Bowery Savings Bank, 1982 - 1985; executive vice president, Bank Leumi Trust Co. of New York, 1973 - 1982; and assistant to the president and director of personnel for National Westminster Bank USA, 1966 - 1973.

Mr. Newman graduated from New York University (B.S., 1953; M.B.A., 1954). He was in the New York State Guard, 1956 - 1958. He was born January 10, 1932, in New York, NY. He is married, has three children, and resides in North Woodmere, NY.