Nomination of Francis S.M. Hodsoll To Be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
The President today announced his intention to nominate Francis S.M. Hodsoll to be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term of 4 years. This is a reappointment.
Since 1981 Mr. Hodsoil has been serving as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Previously he was at the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff. He was a Foreign Service officer and Deputy U.S. Special Representative for Nonproliferation at the Department of State (1978-1980). He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Energy and Strategic Resource Policy and Assistant to the Under Secretary of Commerce. He has previously been a Special Assistant to the Administrator of EPA.
He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1959), Stanford University (J.D., 1964), and Cambridge University (M.A., LL.B., 1963). He is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born May 1, 1938, in Los Angeles, CA.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Francis S.M. Hodsoll To Be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260418