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National Endowment for the Arts Appointment of Seven Members to the National Council on the Arts.

July 29, 1980

The President today announced seven persons whom he will nominate to be members of the National Council on the Arts. They are:

KURT HERBERT ADLER, general director of the San Francisco Opera and founder and artistic supervisor of Western Opera Theater, Spring Opera of San Francisco, and Brown Bag Opera;

MARGO ALBERT, a member of the board of directors of the Music Center, Los Angeles, and of Plaza de la Raza, East Los Angeles Chicano Educational and Cultural Center;

ROBERT JOFFREY, founder and artistic director of the City Center Joffrey Ballet;

ERICH LEINSDORF, retired conductor, who was music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1962 to 1969 and director of the Metropolitan Opera from 1957 to 1962;

TONI MORRISON, author of "Song of Solomon" and other books and a part-time editor with Random House;

I. M. PEI, award-winning architect;

LIDA ROGERS, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission and chairman of the Southern Arts Federation.

Jimmy Carter, National Endowment for the Arts Appointment of Seven Members to the National Council on the Arts. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/251296

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