Appointment of Ginny Thornburgh as a Member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation
The President today announced his intention to appoint Ginny Thornburgh to be a member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation for a term expiring May 11, 1987. This is a reappointment.
Mrs. Thornburgh has been a member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation since 1982. She is an active volunteer working with mentally retarded and physically handicapped persons. She served as a member of the boards of directors of the Home for Crippled Children in Pittsburgh (1968-1975, 1977-1978) and of the Allegheny County chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens (1969-1974, 1977-1978; president, 1974- 1975). She was honorary chairperson for the Pennsylvania Committee of the International Year of the Child.
She graduated from Wheaton College (B.A. 1961) and Harvard University (M.A. 1962). She is married, has four children, and resides in Harrisburg, PA. She was born January 7, 1940, in New York, N.Y.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Ginny Thornburgh as a Member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260802