July 20, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Howard P. Blackman to be a member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation for a term expiring May 11, 1990. He would succeed Ginny Thornburgh.
Since 1980 Mr. Blackman has served as the executive director of the La Grange Area Department of Special Education in La Grange, IL. He served as coordinator of the Syracuse University/State of New York Mental Retardation Development Center staff training network, 1979 - 1980, and administrator, Rye Lake campus, Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services in White Plains, NY, 1977 - 1979.
Mr. Blackman graduated from Jersey City State College (B.A., 1966; M.A., 1967) and Syracuse University (Ed.D., 1980). He was born July 6, 1944, in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Blackman is married and resides in Western Spring, IL.