Nomination of William Laurens Van Alen To Be a Member of the National Council on the Arts

November 23, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Laurens Van Alen to be a member of the National Council on the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring September 3, 1988. He would succeed Geraldine Stutz.

Mr. Van Alen is a retired architect. He was a partner in the architectural firm of Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen in 1946 - 1973. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and of the Royal Society of the Arts. He served as a member of the board of directors of the University of Pennsylvania Museum in 1940 - 1970. He was also a member of the board of the Philadelphia Cultural Affairs Council in 1974 - 1977 and served as secretary of the council in 1977 - 1981.

He graduated from Cambridge University (B.A., 1929; M.A., 1933) and the University of Pennsylvania (B. Arch., 1937). He is married, has three children, and resides in Wilmington, Del. He was born September 29, 1907.