Appointment of Philip Abrams as a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council


October 26, 1987


The President today announced his intention to appoint Philip Abrams to be a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council for a term expiring January 15, 1992. He would succeed A. Arthur Davis.


Since 1984 Mr. Abrams has been the president of Philip Abrams and Associates, Inc., in Englewood, CO. Prior to this, he was Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1983 - 1984, and Assistant Secretary for Housing -- Federal Housing Commissioner, 1982 - 1983.


Mr. Abrams graduated from Williams College (B.A., 1961) and served in the U.S. Navy, 1961 - 1965. Mr. Abrams was born November 13, 1939, in Boston, MA. He is married, has three children, and resides in Littleton, CO.