THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES HARRY J. PEARCE BOARD OF VISITORS MEMBER OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY
The President today announced his intention to appoint Harry J. Pearce of Michigan to serve as a Member of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
A former Member of the Board of Visitors from 1990-1992, Mr. Pearce is an Executive Vice President of General Motors Corporation in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to his employment at General Motors, he was a Senior Partner at the law firm of Pearce and Durick in Bismarck, North Dakota from 1970-1985, and served as Police Commissioner of that City from 1976-1980. From 1970-1976, Mr. Pearce was a Municipal Judge, United States Commissioner, and U.S. Magistrate in Bismarck.
While in the Air Force, Mr. Pearce was a member of the Staff Judge Advocate, and was certified as a Military Judge. He serves on numerous boards, is a Trustee and Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee at Howard University, and a member of Northwestern University School of Law's Visiting Committee. He is a Founding Member of the Minority Counsel Demonstration Program of the American Bar Association's Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Profession. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the Mentor Group's Forum for the U.S. Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Society of Barristers.
Harry J. Pearce was born August 20, 1942 in Bismarck, North Dakota. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1964, and while on active duty in the United States Air Force, graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1967. Mr. Pearce and his wife Katherine live in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and have three children, a son-in-law, and new grandson.