Appointment of Robert L.
Woodson as a Member of the National Commission on Children
August 1, 1988
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
This is a new position.
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.
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
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
He would succeed Allen Drury.
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
Hamlisch graduated from Queens College (B.A., 1967). He was
born June 2, 1944, in New York City, where he currently