Appointment of Two Members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

June 15, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. These are new positions.

Bill Blass, of New York. Mr. Blass is sole owner and president of Bill Blass Ltd. Since 1979 he has served on the executive board of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. From 1979 to 1981, Mr. Blass served as the council's president and is currently its vice president. Mr. Blass is also a member of the board of trustees of the New York Public Library. Mr. Blass served in the United States Army in World War II. He was born June 22, 1922, in Ft. Wayne, IN. Mr. Blass currently resides in New York, NY.

Betsy Bloomingdale, of California. Mrs. Bloomingdale is active in civic and charity work. She is on the visiting committee of the Costume Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and Friends of Art & Preservation in Embassies in Washington, DC. Mrs. Bloomingdale attended Bennett College. She was born in Los Angeles, CA. Mrs. Bloomingdale has three children and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.