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Nomination of Jacob Neusner To Be a Member of the National Council on the Arts

March 08, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jacob Neusner to be a member of the National Council on the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring September 3, 1990. He would succeed Jessie A. Woods.

Mr. Neusner has been at Brown University since 1968, serving as a professor of religious studies, university professor, and Ungerleider Distinguished Scholar of Judaic Studies (since 1982). Previously, he was assistant professor (1964-1966) and associate professor (1966-1968); research associate at Brandeis University (1962-1964); and assistant professor of Hebrew at the University of Wisconsin (1961-1962).

Mr. Neusner graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1954) and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1960). He is married, has four children, and resides in Providence, RI. He was born July 28, 1932, in Hartford, CT.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Jacob Neusner To Be a Member of the National Council on the Arts Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260084