May 12, 1987 The President today announced his intention to appoint J. Willard Marriott, Jr., to be the United States National Chairman for the 1987 United Nations Day.
Mr. Marriott is currently chairman of the board and president of the Marriott Corp., in Washington, DC. He has been chairman of the board of the Marriott Corp. since 1985, president since 1964, and chief executive officer since 1972.
Mr. Marriott graduated from the University of Utah (B.S., 1954). He served in the United States Navy (1954 - 1956). Mr. Marriott was born March 25, 1932, in Washington, DC. He is married, has four children, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.