Appointment of Six Members of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, and Designation of the Chairman

June 16, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad:

For the remainder of the term expiring February 27, 1989:

Betty Green Heitman, of Louisiana. She would succeed Kenneth M. Duberstein. Upon appointment, she will be designated Chairman. Mrs. Heitman is currently a partner with the Heitman Group in Washington, DC. Prior to this she served as cochairman of the Republican National Committee, 1980 - 1987. Mrs. Heitman was born November 27, 1929, in Malvern, AR. She is married, has four children, and resides in Arlington, VA.

For terms of 2 years:

Arthur Berney, of Massachusetts. This is a new position. Since 1970 Mr. Berney has been a professor at Boston College Law School. Prior to this he was an associate professor at Boston College, 1966 - 1970. Mr. Berney graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1961; J.D., 1958); and was a Ford Foundation fellow at Harvard Law School, 1964. He served in the U.S. Army, 1953 - 1955. Mr. Berney is married, has two children, and resides in Brookline, MA.

Abraham Friedlander, of New York. This is a new position. Since 1979 Mr. Friedlander has been the editor of Boro Park Voice in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to this he served as an employment counselor at the Federal Employment and Guidance Service, 1979 - 1980. Mr. Friedlander graduated from Chasam Sofer Rabbinical College (B.A., 1976). He was born October 21, 1954, in New York, NY. Mr. Friedlander is married, has three children, and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Edgar Gluck, of New York. This is a new position. Mr. Gluck is currently a special assistant to the superintendent for community affairs, New York State Police. Prior to this he served as special assistant to the director in the New York State Division for Youth, 1979 - 1984. Mr. Gluck graduated from Chasam Sofer Rabbinical College (B.A., 1957) and Long Island University (M.A., 1974). He was born June 14, 1936, in Hamburg, Germany. Mr. Gluck is married, has two children, and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Morris A. Schmidman, of New York. This is a new position. Since 1976 Rabbi Schmidman has been the executive director of the Council of Jewish Organizations of Boro Park, NY. He is an ordained rabbi. Rabbi Schmidman graduated from Brooklyn College (B.A., 1948) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1951). He was born February 4, 1926, in Simiaticz, Poland. Rabbi Schmidman is married, has two children, and resides in Kew Gardens, NY.

Norman H. Stahl, of New Hampshire. This is a new position. Mr. Stahl is currently a senior officer at Devine, Millimet, Stahl & Branch in Manchester, NH. He has been with the firm since 1956. Mr. Stahl graduated from Tufts University (B.A., 1952) and Harvard University (LL.B., 1955). He was born January 30, 1931, in Manchester, NH. Mr. Stahl is married, has two children, and resides in Bedford, NH.