Appointment of Three Members of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

July 17, 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. These are new positions.

For terms of 2 years:

Rabbi Chaskel Besser, of New York. Since 1965 Rabbi Besser has been affiliated with the Congregation Bnai Israel in New York, NY. He is a lecturer on Jewish law, history, and lore. Rabbi Besser was born February 14, 1923, in Katowice, Poland. He is married, has four children, and resides in New York, NY.

Lawrence J. Majewski, of New York. Since 1960 Mr. Majewski has been professor of conservation-emeritus at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1951; M.A., 1954). Mr. Majewski served in the United States Navy, 1942 - 1945. He was born February 10, 1919, in Mason City, IA. Mr. Majewski resides in Wappingers Falls, NY.

For a term of 3 years:

Israel Rubin, of Maryland. Since 1979 Mr. Rubin has been a marketing, economic, and insurance consultant in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was involved with the Interagency Council for Minority Business Enterprise at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1977 - 1979. Mr. Rubin graduated from the College of the City of New York (B.S.S.S., 1949) and Columbia University (M.A., 1950). He served in the United States Navy, 1945 - 1946. Mr. Rubin was born April 17, 1927, in New York, NY. He is married, has three children, and resides in Potomac, MD.