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Nomination of Edward A. Curran To Be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

April 04, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward A. Curran to be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term of 4 years. He would succeed William J. Bennett.

Mr. Curran has been serving as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps since 1982. Previously he was Director of the National Institute of Education at the Department of Education in 1981-1982. He was an Associate Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House in 1981. He served on the education transition team, office of the President-elect, in 1980-1981. Mr. Curran was headmaster of the National Cathedral School, Washington, DC, in 1968-1980.

In 1957-1968 he was employed by St. John's School of Houston, TX, as a teacher and dean of student affairs. In 1960 he established schools for children of American national employees in Ecuador, Argentina, and Bolivia for Tennessee Gas Transmission Corp. In 1955-1957 he taught at Englewood School for Boys, Englewood, NJ, and acted as chairman of the lower school.

He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1955) and Duke University (M.A.T., 1968). He is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. He was born August 22, 1933, in North Adams, MA.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Edward A. Curran To Be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259770