March 24, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint Juan G. Roederer to be a member of the Arctic Research Commission for the term expiring February 26, 1991. This is a reappointment.

Dr. Roederer has been a member of this commission since February 1985. Since 1986 he has been a professor of physics, University of Alaska. Previously Dr. Roederer was director, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, 1977 - 1986.

He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (Ph.D., 1952). Dr. Roederer is married, has four children, and resides in Fairbanks, AK. He was born September 2, 1929, in Trieste, Italy.