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Nomination of Jeane J. Kirkpatrick To Be United States Representative to the United Nations

January 20, 1981

The President today nominated Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick, of Bethesda, Md., to be United States Representative to the United Nations, with Cabinet rank.

Dr. Kirkpatrick is the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey professor at Georgetown University and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI).

Dr. Kirkpatrick was born on November 19, 1926. She received an A.A. from Stephens College in 1946, an A.B. from Barnard College in 1948, an M.A. in political science from Columbia University in 1950, and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia in 1968.

From 1962 to 1967, Dr. Kirkpatrick served as an assistant professor at Trinity College. From January to June 1970, she served as a professorial lecturer at the Institute for American Universities, University of Aix-Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, France. From 1967 to 1978, she served as a professor in the department of government at Georgetown University. Dr. Kirkpatrick joined AEI in May 1977. She became the Leavey professor at Georgetown University in September 1978.

Dr. Kirkpatrick is the author of three books: "The New Presidential Elite," "Political Women," and "Leader and Vanguard in Mass Society: A Study of Peronist Argentina." She has written numerous articles for many publications and has lectured extensively. She was a member of the Democratic National Convention's National Commission on Party Structure and Presidential Nomination and serves on the editorial boards of Regulation and of Public Opinion. She is a member of the executive council of the International Political Science Program and, from 1974 to 1976, served as a member of the Southern Political Science Association Committee on the Status of Women.

Dr. Kirkpatrick has received many awards and honors, including an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Mt. Vernon College and the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Stephens College.

She is married and has three children.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Jeane J. Kirkpatrick To Be United States Representative to the United Nations Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/246780