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Public Papers - 1989 - January

Nomination of Bruce S. Gelb To Be Director of the United States Information Agency


The President today announced his intention to nominate Bruce S. Gelb to be Director of the United States Information Agency. He would succeed Charles Z. Wick.

Mr. Gelb is currently vice chairman of the board of directors of Bristol-Myers Co. Mr. Gelb became president of Bristol-Myers consumer products group in 1981 and was named executive vice president in charge of both Bristol-Myers consumer products and health care groups in 1984. He is a member of the Public Sector Committee of the USIA, and vice president and a board member of the Proprietary Association.

Mr. Gelb graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1950) and Harvard University (M.B.A., 1953). He is married and has four children.

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