THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES THOMAS L. BLAIR TO THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Thomas L. Blair to the Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum.
Thomas L. Blair of Maryland will act as an advisor to the National Air and Space Museum and consult with Congress on issues pertinent to the Institution. Mr. Blair founded Jurgovan and Blair, Inc. in the late 1970's and has since been involved in various business ventures dealing with health care management.
Mr. Blair, a pilot for thirty-five years and an avid collector of vintage aircraft, has an interest in the preservation of aviation history and the future development of aviation and space technologies. He recently completed construction of a replica Focke-Wulf 190, a premier German fighter of World War II.
The National Air and Space Museum was established within the Smithsonian Institution in order to memorialize national accomplishments in aviation and space flight. The National Air and Space Museum serves as a repository for scientific equipment and data pertaining to the development of aviation and space flight; and provides educational material for the historic study of aviation and space flight.