Public Papers - 1989 - July
Appointment of Justin W. Dart, Jr., as Chairman of the President's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities
The President today announced his decision to appoint Justin W. Dart, Jr., to be Chairman of the President's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities. He would succeed Harold Russell.
Currently, Mr. Dart is chairperson of the Congressional Task Force on the Rights and Empowerment of Americans With Disabilities and member of the National Council on the Handicapped, 1988 to present. Prior to this, he was founder and chief executive officer of Japan Tupperware, Ltd. Mr. Dart has served as Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, 1986 - 1987; member and Vice Chairperson of the National Council on the Handicapped, 1983 - 1986; member and chairperson of the Texas Governor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities, 1980 - 1985; and chairperson of the Governor's Long Range Planning Group for Texans with Disabilities, 1982 - 1984.
Mr. Dart graduated from the University of Houston (B.S., 1953). He was born in Chicago, IL, in 1930. Mr. Dart is married and resides in Washington, DC.