November 18, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert L. McElrath to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement for a term expiring September 30, 1990. This is a reappointment.

Mr. McElrath is currently a professor for the College of Education, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. Since 1981 Mr. McElrath has been commissioner of education for the State of Tennessee. Prior to this he was superintendent of the Greeneville city schools in Greeneville, TN, 1968 - 1980.

Mr. McElrath graduated from Mars Hill Junior College (A.A., 1949), Baldwin Wallace College (A.B., 1951), University of North Carolina (M.P.H., 1957), and the University of Tennessee (Ed.D., 1968). Mr. McElrath was born July 4, 1928, and served in the U.S. Army. He is married, has two children, and resides in Greeneville.