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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Roy M. Goodman To Be a Member of the National Council on the Arts

1989-06-06

The President today announced his intention to nominate Roy M. Goodman to be a member of the National Council on the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring September 3, 1994. He would succeed C. Douglas Dillon.

Currently State Senator Goodman is serving his 10th term in the New York Legislature, representing the 26th District. He also served as chairman of the senate committee on investigations, taxation, and government operations, 1978 to present. From 1969 to 1978, he was chairman of the senate committee on housing and urban development. Mr. Goodman was chairman of the New York State Charter Revision Commission for New York City, 1972 - 1975, and finance commissioner and treasurer of the City of New York, 1966 - 1968. In addition, Mr. Goodman was appointed by President Reagan to be a Commissioner of the National Commission of Fine Arts, 1985.

Mr. Goodman was born March 5, 1930, in New York City. He graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1951) and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (M.A., 1953). He served in the U.S. Navy, 1953 - 1956. He is married, has three children, and resides in Manhattan, NY.

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