July 20, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Aram Bakshian, Jr., to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring January 26, 1992. He would succeed George Alexander Kennedy.
Mr. Bakshian is the author or coauthor of six books. His articles, essays, and reviews on history, politics, humor, and the arts have appeared frequently in major American and overseas publications. He served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Speechwriting, 1981 - 1983. Mr. Bakshian also served in the Nixon and Ford administrations.
Mr. Bakshian was born March 11, 1944, in Washington, DC, and currently resides in Washington, DC.