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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Morris Berthold Abram To Be United States Representative to the European Office of the United Nations


The President today announced his intention to nominate Morris Berthold Abram to be the Representative of the United States of America to the European Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Joseph Carlton Petrone.

Since 1970 Mr. Abram has been a partner in the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton   Garrison in New York City. Mr. Abram has been the chairman of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, 1983 to present. From 1984 to 1986, he was Vice Chairman of the Commission on Civil Rights. He served as a member of the President's Commission for Study of Ethics in Medicine and Biomedicine and Behavioral Research, 1979 - 1983, and Chairman of the Moreland Act Commission on Nursing Homes and Residential Facilities, 1975 - 1976. From 1968 to 1970, Mr. Abram was president of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

Mr. Abram graduated from the University of Georgia (A.B., 1938), the University of Chicago (J.D., 1940), Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar) (B.A., 1948; M.A., 1953), and Davidson College (LL.D., 1972). He was born June 19, 1918. He is married and has five children.

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