Nomination of Richard J. Bishirjian To Be an Associate Director of the International Communication Agency
The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard J. Bishirjian to be Associate Director of the International Communication Agency (Educational and Cultural Affairs). He will succeed Alice Stone Ilchman.
Dr. Bishirjian received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame Department of Government and International Studies in 1972. He is the author of two books, "A Public Philosophy Reader" and "The Development of Political Theory," as well as 19 scholarly essays and reviews. He is former senior editor of Arlington House Publishers.
His academic career included chairmanship of the Department of Political Science at the College of New Rochelle, New York, since 1972. In 1969-72 he was assistant professor of politics at the University of Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Bishirjian is a trustee of the Philadelphia Society and a member of the International Seminar for Philosophy and Political Science. Recently, he served as team leader of the National Endowment for the Humanities transition team.
Dr. Bishirjian is married, has two children, and resides in Tarrytown, N.Y. He was born June 5, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Note: Mr. Bishirjian's nomination, which was submitted to the Senate on September 10, was withdrawn by the President on November 12.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Richard J. Bishirjian To Be an Associate Director of the International Communication Agency Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/246837