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Public Papers - 1990 - February

Appointment of Arthur A. Fletcher as a Member of the Commission on Civil Rights, and Designation as Chairman


The President today announced his intention to appoint Arthur A. Fletcher to be a member of the Commission on Civil Rights for a term expiring November 29, 1995. He would succeed Sherwin Chan. Upon appointment he will be designated Chairman.

Currently, Mr. Fletcher serves as president of Arthur A. Fletcher and Associates in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs at the White House, 1976 - 1977, and president of Arthur A. Fletcher and Associates, Inc., 1973 - 1976. Mr. Fletcher served as executive director of the United Negro College Fund, 1972 - 1973. He was Alternate Delegate of the United States of America to the 26th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, 1971; Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards in Washington, DC, 1969 - 1971; special assistant to the Governor of the State of Washington in Olympia, 1968 - 1969; member of the city council in Pasco, WA, 1967 - 1968; and an employee relations consultant at Hanford Atomic Energy Facility, 1967 - 1968. In addition, he has served as a teacher in public schools in Berkeley, CA, 1961 - 1965; reports control manager at Aerojet-General Corp. in Sacramento, CA, 1957 - 1961; and an assistant director in the public information office of the Kansas State Highway Department in Topeka, 1955 - 1957.

Mr. Fletcher graduated from Washburn University (B.A., 1950). He was born December 22, 1924, in Phoenix, AZ. Mr. Fletcher served in the U.S. Army, 1943 - 1945. He is married and resides in Washington, DC.

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