THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GOVERNOR GEORGE A. SINNER TO THE COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS The President today announced his intention to appoint Governor
George A. Sinner as Chair and member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars.
Governor George A. Sinner of North Dakota is currently the Vice President of Public and Government Affairs at the American Crystal Sugar Company in Moorhead, Minnesota. In 1985, he was elected Governor of North Dakota and was reelected again in 1989. In 1982, Governor Sinner was elected to the North Dakota Legislature, where he served as Chair of the House Finance and Tax Committee. From 1975 to 1979, Governor Sinner was President of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association and Chair of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education from 1967 to 1974. In 1963, he was elected to the North Dakota Senate, where he served for four years. Governor Sinner received a B.A. from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota in 1950.
The Commission on Presidential Scholars was established on April 16, 1964 to recognize and honor our Nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The Commission members are appointed by the President and serve at his pleasure. Annually, up to 141 students are chosen from among outstanding graduating seniors to become Presidential Scholars, the Nation's highest honor for high school students.