The President today announced his intention to nominate Myer Rashish to be Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs.
Mr. Rashish has been a private economist since 1963. He has served on the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and was elected Chairman in 1980. From 1967 to 1971, Mr. Rashish was a consultant to the Joint Economic Committee. From 1961 to 1963, he served as an Assistant to the President for International Trade Policy.
Mr. Rashish has also served as special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, secretary of Presidentelect Kennedy's Task Force on Foreign Economic Policy and the Task Force on the Balance of Payments. In 1956-60 he was chief economist and staff director of the Subcommittee on Foreign Trade Policy and the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives.
Mr. Rashish received his B.A. degree in 1941 from Harvard University and an M.A. degree in economics in 1947. He is married and has three children. Mr. Rashish was born in Cambridge, Mass., on November 10, 1924.