May 13, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate George A. Conn to be a member of the National Council on the Handicapped for the remainder of the term expiring September 17, 1988. He would succeed John F. Mills.

From 1981 to 1986, Mr. Conn was Commissioner of Rehabilitative Services in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the Department of Education. From November 1980 through January 1981, he served as a member of the Reagan administration's transition team at the Department of Education.

Mr. Conn graduated from Northwestern University (B.S., 1955). He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1955 - 1958. Mr. Conn was born April 24, 1933, in Evanston, IL. He is married, has three children, and resides in Arnold, MD.