Appointment of 14 Members of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, and Designation of the Chairman and Vice Chairman
The President today announced his intention to appoint 14 members to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) for 2-year terms. The Board was recently reconstituted by the President on October 28, 1985, by Executive Order 12537. The most significant change in the new Board is that it establishes a limit of 14 members. The existing PFIAB, with 21 members, had grown to a size that made it difficult to carry out its advisory responsibilities.
The PFIAB is a permanent, nonpartisan body of distinguished Americans who perform a continuing and objective review of the performance of the intelligence community. The Board reports directly to the President and has full access to all information necessary to advise the President on the conduct, management, and coordination of the various agencies of the intelligence community.
The PFIAB (then known as the Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities) was first established by President Eisenhower in 1956. The Board was continued by each President thereafter until its termination in 1977 by President Carter. The PFIAB was reconstituted by the President on October 20, 1981, by Executive Order 12331.
Under the new Board, Anne Armstrong will remain as Chairman and Leo Cherne as Vice Chairman. The following are the members who will be reappointed to the new Board:
Anne Legendre Armstrong is currently chairman of the advisory board of the Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies. She was United States Ambassador to Great Britain in 1976-1977 and served as Counsellor to the President in 1973-1974. She is married, has five children, and resides in Armstrong, TX.
Leo Cherne is an economist and currently serves as executive director of the Research Institute of America in New York City. He was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1973-1976 and served as chairman in 1976-1977. He is married, has one daughter, and resides in New York City. He was born September 8, 1912.
Howard H. Baker, Jr., is a senior partner in the law firm Vinson & Elkins in Washington, DC. He served as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1966 to 1985. He was minority leader in 1977-1981 and majority leader in 1981-1985. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born November 15, 1925.
William O. Baker is a research chemist and was chairman of the board of Bell Telephone Laboratories. He was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1959-1977. He is married, has one son, and resides in Morristown, NJ. He was born July 15, 1915.
W. Glenn Campbell has been director, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, since 1960 and has served as the chairman of the President's Intelligence Oversight Board since 1981. He was a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, in 1972-1978. He is married, has three children, and resides in Stanford, CA. He was born April 29, 1924.
John S. Foster, Jr., is vice president, science and technology, TRW, Inc. He was Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense in 1965-1973. Mr. Foster served as a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1973-1977. He is married, has five children, and resides in Cleveland, OH. He was born September 18, 1922.
Henry A. Kissinger is chairman of Kissinger and Associates, Inc. He was Secretary of State in 1973-1977 and served as the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from 1969-1974. He is married, has two children, and resides in New York City. He was born May 27, 1923.
Clare Boothe Luce was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1973-1977. She is a playwright and journalist. She was also a Member of Congress in 1943-1947 and Ambassador to Italy in 1953-1957. She resides in Washington, DC.
William French Smith is a partner in the firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher of Los Angeles. Previously he served as Attorney General of the United States in 1981-1985. He is married, has four children, and resides in San Marino, CA. He was born August 26, 1917.
Albert D. Wheelon is senior vice president and group president of the Space and Communications Group of Hughes Aircraft Co. He was Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the Central Intelligence Agency in 1962-1964. He is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles, CA. He was born January 18, 1929.
The following are the four new members who will be appointed to the Board:
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick was the representative of the United States to the United Nations and a member of the Cabinet (1981-1985). She has resumed her position as Leavey professor at Georgetown University and as senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. She is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.
Bernard A. Schriever was commander of the U.S. Air Force Systems Command in 1961-1966. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of general. He was Chairman of the President's Advisory Council on Management Improvement and is currently serving as a member of the National Commission on Space. He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born September 14, 1910.
James Q. Wilson is Henry Lee Shattuck professor of government at Harvard University and James Collins professor of management at UCLA. He is chairman of the board of directors of the Police Foundation and former chairman of the White House Task Force on Crime and the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse Prevention. He is married, has two children, and resides in Belmont, MA. He was born May 27, 1931.
Albert J. Wohlstetter is director of research at PAN Heuristics, Marina del Rey, CA. He held the university professorship for 15 years at the University of Chicago and before that was a member of the research council and assistant to the president at RAND Corp. He is married, has one child, and resides in Los Angeles, CA. He was born December 19, 1913.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of 14 Members of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, and Designation of the Chairman and Vice Chairman Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/258963