May 28, 1987 The President today announced his intention to appoint J. Willard Marriott, Jr., to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution, for a term expiring October 23, 1992. He would succeed Jesse H. Oppenheimer.
Mr. Marriott is currently the chairman of the board and president of the Marriott Corp. He has been chairman of the board 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 U.S. 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.