THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES ELSA H. KUDO AS A MEMBER OF THE CIVIL LIBERTIES PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate
Elsa H. Kudo as a member of the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund Board of Directors.
Elsa H. Kudo of Hawaii is a Realtor Associate in Honolulu. She is a former internee who has actively lobbied for redress for Japanese-Peruvian internees since 1980. Ms. Kudo has also been employed as an English Tutor in Tokyo, Japan and as a School Teacher in Illinois. She is a member of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce and the Japanese American Citizens League. At the age of seven, she was interned in the Crystal City Camp in Texas. Ms. Kudo received a B.S. in Education from Northern Illinois University.
The nine-member Civil Liberties Public Education Fund Board of Directors is responsible for making disbursements from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund for the development of research and public education activities on the circumstances surrounding the confinement (internment) of Japanese Americans during World War II.