Appointment of Joe L. Allbritton as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The President today announced his intention to appoint Joe L. Allbritton to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution, for the remainder of the term expiring September 1, 1986. He will succeed Delores Hope.
Mr. Allbritton is chairman and chief executive officer of the Riggs National Bank in Washington, DC. He also serves as chairman of the board of the following corporations: University Bancshares, Inc., in Houston, TX; Allbritton Communications Co. in Washington, DC, which owns five network affiliated stations, including WJLA, and five daily newspapers; Houston Financial Services, Ltd., in London, England; the Perpetual Corp. in Houston, TX; and Pierce National Life Insurance Co. in Los Angeles, CA.
He serves as a member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and as a trustee of the Federal City Council of Washington. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Corporate Cabinet of the American Heart Association. He is former chairman of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Mr. Allbritton received an LL.B. from Baylor University in 1949. He served in the United States Navy in 1943-1946. He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born December 29, 1924.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Joe L. Allbritton as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260301