Appointment of Robert L. Woodson as a Member of the National Commission on Children

 

August 1, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Robert L. Woodson to be a member of the National Commission on Children for a term expiring March 31, 1989. This is a new position.

 

Since 1981 Mr. Woodson has been president of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was director of the American Enterprise Institute's Neighborhood Revitalization Project, 1977 - 1981, and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute since 1977. He was a fellow for the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1977 - 1978. He was director of the administration of justice division at the National Urban League, 1972 - 1977; director of U.S. programs for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, 1969 - 1972; and executive director for the Media Fellowship House, 1967 - 1969. Mr. Woodson was also a psychiatric social worker for the Chester County Mental Health Center in Pennsylvania, 1965 - 1967.

 

Mr. Woodson graduated from Cheyney State University (B.S., 1962) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.S., 1965). He was born April 8, 1937, in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1954 - 1958. He is married, has four children, and resides in Silver Spring, MD.

 

Nomination of Marvin Hamlisch To Be a Member of the National Council on the Arts

 

August 1, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Marvin Hamlisch to be a member of the National Council on the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring September 3, 1994. He would succeed Allen Drury.

 

Mr. Hamlisch is a composer and performer, creating musical scores such as ``They're Playing Our Song,'' and the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning score for ``A Chorus Line.'' Some of his best known works include the songs ``The Way We Were,'' ``The Spy Who Loved Me,'' and the score from ``The Sting.''

 

Mr. Hamlisch graduated from Queens College (B.A., 1967). He was born June 2, 1944, in New York City, where he currently resides.