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Public Papers - 1990 - April

Appointment of Mrs. Potter Stewart as Alternate United States Representative on the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund


The President today announced his intention to appoint Mrs. Potter Stewart to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America on the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund. She would succeed Claudine B. Cox.

Since 1966 Mrs. Stewart has served as a board member and officer of the Family and Child Services in Washington, DC. Prior to this, she served as vice president and a board member of the Visiting Nurse Association of Washington, DC, 1963 to present; past president and board member of Traveler's Aid of Washington, DC, 1964 to present; member of Mainstream, Inc., 1979 to present; and a member of the advisory board of Reading is Fundamental, 1980 to present. In addition, Mrs. Stewart serves on the National Foreign Policy Association; the Foreign Students Service Council of Washington, 1970 to present; board member of the World Affairs Council of Washington; board member of the United Way of Washington; executive committee member and vice president of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, 1969 to present; board member and adviser for Volunteers in Probation, 1968 to present; honorary chairman and board member of the Friends of the Superior Court, 1968 to present; and a board member and adviser for the Lorton Art Program, Inc., 1978 to present.

Mrs. Stewart attended Bennington College. She was born June 3, 1919, in Grand Rapids, MI. Mrs. Stewart has three children and resides in Washington, DC.

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