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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release October 4, 1995
                           ON THE HUMANITIES

The President, yesterday, announced his intent to nominate David Finn to the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory committee of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

David Finn of New York is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ruder-Finn, Inc., one of the largest independent public relations firms in the world. Mr. Finn has over forty years of experience in the field of public relations, and is also known as a leading photographer of sculpture and a writer. He has published over fifty books, and is the author of How to Visit a Museum and How to Look at Sculpture. He has lectured extensively on public relations and communications. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Board of Cedar Crest College, a member of the American Academy of Poets, Editor-in-Chief of Sculpture Review magazine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Finn is a graduate of the City College of New York.

The National Council on the Humanities is responsible for advising the Chairperson with respect to the policies, programs and procedures necessary for the operation of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition, the Council reviews applications for the awarding of grants and makes recommendations to the Chairperson. Staff support and funding for the Council are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.