The President today announced his intention to appoint Allan C. Carlson to be a member of the National Commission on Children for a term expiring March 31, 1989. This is a new position.
Since 1986 Mr. Carlson has been president and director of the Center on the Family in America for the Rockford Institute in Rockford, IL. Prior to this he was executive president of the Rockford Institute, 1981-1986. He has also been an assistant to the president and lecturer in history at Gettysburg College, 1979-1981; NEH fellow of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in 1979; and assistant director in the office for governmental affairs at the Lutheran Council in the U.S.A.
Mr. Carlson graduated from Augustana College (A.B., 1971) and Ohio University (Ph.D., 1978). He was born May 7, 1949, in Des Moines, IA. He served in the Iowa National Guard, 1971-1979. He is married, has three children, and resides in Rockford.