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• Jimmy Carter
Council on Environmental Quality Nomination of Jane Hurt Yarn To Be a Member.
July 13, 1978

The President today announced that he will nominate Jane Hurt Yarn, of Atlanta, Ga., to be a member of the Council on Environmental Quality. She would replace John A. Busterud, who has resigned.

Yarn was born October 15, 1924, in Greenville, S.C. She graduated from Saint Mary's College in Raleigh, N.C., and did postgraduate work in landscape design at the University of Georgia.

Since 1952 she has owned and managed a farm in Jackson County, Ala., where she raises cattle, row crops, and trees. She has been a member of the board of governors of the Nature Conservancy since 1969, and served as vice chairman from 1972 to 1974 and as chairman of the Georgia Coastal Islands Committee from 1969 to 1970.

Yarn was a founder of Save America's Vital Environment (SAVE) in 1970 and served as president from 1970 to 1972. Since 1977 she has been chairman of the Charles A. Lindbergh Fund, responsible for raising funds for grants in the fields of aeronautics, wildlife, exploration, natural sciences, or environment.

Citation: Jimmy Carter: "Council on Environmental Quality Nomination of Jane Hurt Yarn To Be a Member. ", July 13, 1978. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=31070.
 
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