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Nomination of Four Members of the National Council on the Arts

October 14, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for terms expiring September 3, 1988:

Allen Drury, an author, who resides in Tiburon, Calif. His first novel, ``Advise and Consent,'' won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize. He has published 12 novels and 5 nonfiction books since then. He graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1939). He would succeed Willard L. Boyd.

Celeste Holm, a stage and screen actress, who resides in New York City. She began her stage career in 1939 and her film career in 1946. She received an Academy Award for her role in ``Gentleman's Agreement'' (1947). She is a member of the governing board of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF. She is married and has two children. She would succeed Theodore Bikel.

Samuel Lipman, a musician and critic, who resides in New York City. Since April 1982 he has been serving as publisher of the New Criterion, a monthly magazine of arts and ideas. He has served as music critic for Commentary since 1976. He graduated from San Francisco State College (B.A., 1956) and the University of California at Berkeley (M.A., 1958). He is married and has one child. He would succeed Martina Arroyo.

Robert Stack, an actor, who resides in Los Angeles, Calif. He has been president of Langford Productions, television and theatrical films, in Los Angeles, since 1959. He was a recipient of an Emmy Award for outstanding performance by an actor given by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is married and has two children. He would succeed J. C. Dickinson, Jr.