November 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lois Burke Shepard to be Director of the Institute of Museum Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. She would succeed Susan E. Phillips.

Mrs. Shepard served as chairman of Republicans Abroad at the Republican National Committee in 1981 - 1985 and was director of Americans Abroad for Reagan/Bush '84. She was the first representative for overseas Americans at the 1982 White House Conference on Aging.

She graduated from Hartford College (A.A., 1957) and Vassar College (B.A., 1959). She is married, has two children, and resides in Potomac, MD. She was born February 1, 1938, in Hartford, CT.