Appointment of Nine Members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

May 20, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council:

For the remainder of terms expiring January 15, 1991:

Sheila Johnson Robbins, of New York. She would succeed Leonard E. Greenberg. Since 1975 Mrs. Robbins has been the vice president of the Robbins Agency in Union, NJ. She attended New York University. Mrs. Robbins was born December 15, 1936, in Toronto, Canada. She is married and resides in East Hampton, NY.

Erna I. Gans, of Illinois. She would succeed Ivan Boesky. Since 1972 Mrs. Gans has been president of the International Label and Printing Co., Inc., in Bensenville, IL. She graduated from the Institute Sovietskoi Torchowli (N.A., 1942), Roosevelt University (B.A., 1971), and Loyola University (M.A., 1974). Mrs. Gans was born January 22, 1923, in Bielsko, Poland. She is married, has two children, and resides in Northbrook, IL.

For terms expiring January 15, 1992:

Albert Abramson, of Maryland. He would succeed Isaac Goodfriend. In 1948 Mr. Abramson founded the Tower Construction Co., in North Bethesda, MD, and has been a partner with the firm since that time. He graduated from George Washington University (LL.B., 1939) and served in the U.S. Army, 1942 - 1946. Mr. Abramson was born July 6, 1917, in New York. He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

Matthew Brown, of Massachusetts. He would succeed Constantine N. Dombalis. Since 1972 Mr. Brown has been a senior partner with Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer in Boston, MA. From 1962 to 1972, he served as a special justice in the Boston Municipal Court. Mr. Brown graduated from New York University (B.S., 1925) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1928). He was born March 26, 1905, in New York, NY. Mr. Brown is married, has a daughter, and resides in Boston, MA.

William Anthony Duna, of Minnesota. He would succeed Jaroslav Drabek. Mr. Duna is currently the president of Bill Duna Productions/Bill Duna Studios in Minneapolis, MN. He graduated from Metropolitan Community College (A.A., 1985). Mr. Duna was born April 2, 1940, in Minneapolis, MN. He is married, has four children, and resides in Minneapolis, MN.

Abraham H. Foxman, of New Jersey. He would succeed Sol Goldstein. Since 1979 Mr. Foxman has been associate national director and director of international affairs of B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League. From 1973 to 1978, he was the director of national leadership of the Anti-Defamation League, B'nai B'rith. Mr. Foxman graduated from City College of New York (B.A., 1962) and New York University School of Law (J.D., 1965). He was born May 1, 1940, in Poland. Mr. Foxman is married, has two children, and resides in Bergenfield, NJ.

Robert J. Horn, of Maryland. He would succeed Irvin Frank. Since 1978 Mr. Horn has been assistant vice president and manager of Federal affairs for the Detroit Edison Co. He graduated from City College of New York (B.B.A., 1964) and Fordham University (J.D., 1967). Mr. Horn served in the U.S. Army, 1967 - 1969. He was born August 23, 1943, in New York, NY. Mr. Horn is married, has three children, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

Bobbie Greene Kilberg, of Virginia. She would succeed Gerson D. Cohen. Mrs. Kilberg is currently an attorney and previously served as an associate counsel to President Ford (1975 - 1977). She graduated from Vassar College (B.A., 1965), Columbia University (M.A., 1966), and Yale Law School (LL.B., 1969). Mrs. Kilberg was born November 25, 1944, in New York, NY. She is married, has four children, and resides in McLean, VA.

Sheila Rabb Weidenfeld, of the District of Columbia. She would succeed Kitty Dukakis. Mrs. Weidenfeld is currently the executive producer and hostess of ``Your Personal Decorator'' for Tempo Cable Network. Previously she was president of D.C. Productions, Ltd. (1978 to present). Mrs. Weidenfeld graduated from Brandeis University (B.A., 1965). She was born September 7, 1943, in Cambridge, MA. Mrs. Weidenfeld is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.