The President today announced the appointment of Arthur I. Blaustein, of Berkeley, Calif., as a member and Chairman of the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity. He replaces Winona Holmes, resigned.
Blaustein was born September l, 1933. He received a B.A. from Bard College in 1957 and an M.A. from Columbia University in 1961. He is presently a Ph.D. candidate in public law and government at the University of California at Davis.
From 1961 to 1963, Blaustein was associate editor of WAR/PEACE Report, a journal on international relations. From 1965 to 1964, he was a program executive for the Foreign Policy Association. In 1965 and 1966, he was Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the Northeast for the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO).
In 1967 and 1968, Blaustein was Director of interagency Coordination and Intergovernmental Affairs for OEO (Northeast). Since 1969 he has been codirector of the National Economic Development Law Project, a specialized support center for more than 150 community economic development corporations and 2,000 legal services attorneys throughout the country.
Blaustein is chairman of the board of directors of the Center for Rural Studies. He is on the board of the National Commission on Law, Social Action and Urban Affairs of the American Jewish Congress. He is on the editorial board of Social Policy and the advisory board of Advocates for Women.
Blaustein is the author of 'The Star Spangled Hustle" (1972) and "World War III, Man Against Poverty" (1968), and of numerous articles.