Nomination of Two Members of the National Council on the Arts

November 3, 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:

Raymond J. Learsy would succeed William H. Eells. He is president of Agricultural and Industrial Corp. in New York, N.Y. He is also publisher of Agrinde Publications, Ltd. He serves as a trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art and on the executive committee. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. He is married, has six children, and resides in New York City. He was born October 16, 1935.

George L. Schaefer would succeed Harold Prince. He is president of and producer/director for Compass Productions, Inc., in Los Angeles, Calif. He received Emmy awards for show of the year (1960, 1961), for best director (1959, 1961), for best single dramatic show (1968, 1973), and the director of the year award for a radio-TV daily (1957, 1960, 1963, 1965). He graduated from Lafayette College (A.B., 1941). He is married and resides in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was born December 16, 1920.