Nomination of Jeanne J. Smoot To Be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities


August 11, 1988


The President today announced his intention to nominate Jeanne J. Smoot to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring January 26, 1994. She would succeed Ellis Sandoz.


Since 1983 Mrs. Smoot has been Director of the Office of Academic Programs at the United States Information Agency in Washington, DC. She is currently on educational leave from North Carolina State University, where she has been a professor since 1984; associate professor, 1974 - 1984; and assistant professor of English, 1968 - 1974.


Mrs. Smoot graduated from Eckerd College (B.A., 1964) and the University of North Carolina (Ph.D., 1968). She was born June 10, 1943, in Spartanburg, SC. Mrs. Smoot is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC.