The President announced today that he will nominate Robert J. Sugarman, of Philadelphia, to be a Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission—United States and Canada. the would replace Henry P. Smith III, who has resigned.
Sugarman was born May 29, 1938, in Meriden, Conn. He received an A.B. degree from Brown University in 1960. In 1961 he attended Stanford University, and in 1964 he received an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School.
He served as law clerk to Honorable Abraham L. Freedman, U.S. Court of Appeals, from 1965 to 1966. From 1966 to the present, he has been a partner in the law firm of Dechert Price and Rhoads, in Philadelphia.
From 1970 to 1972, Sugarman was a lecturer on environmental law at the Free Law School of Philadelphia, and from 1975 to 1976, he was legal consultant to the National Water Quality Commission.
He has been a member of the board of directors and executive committee of the Public Law Center of Philadelphia since 1975, and since 1976 he has been a member of the board of directors of Community Legal Services, Inc. He is a member of the executive committee of the Philadelphia Council for Community Advancement and of the Transportation Action Group.