Appointment of Robert E. Merriam as a Member of the Dwight David Eisenhower Centennial Commission

June 15, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint Robert E. Merriam to be a member of the Dwight David Eisenhower Centennial Commission. This is a new position.

Since 1977 Mr. Merriam has been a partner of Alexander Proudfoot in Chicago, IL. Since 1971 he has served as chairman of the board of MGA Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Merriam graduated from the University of Chicago (M.A., 1940). He served in the U.S. Army, 1942 - 1946. Mr. Merriam was born October 2, 1918, in Chicago, IL. He is married, has three children, and resides in Chicago, IL.