THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LANE KIRKLAND AS MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Lane Kirkland, of the District of Columbia, to serve on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Peace.
Mr. Kirkland is a former President of the AFL-CIO. Prior to election to the office of AFL-CIO President in 1979, he served ten years as Secretary-Treasurer, the labor federation's second-highest office. Mr. Kirkland graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, Long Island, New York. He served throughout World War II as a deck officer aboard various merchant vessels, gaining an unlimited license as Master Mariner. Licensed as a master mariner near the end of the war, he entered the U.S. Navy's Hydrographic Office in Washington, D.C. as a nautical scientist. Later, he joined the International Union of Operating Engineers as director of research and education. Mr. Kirkland is a member of the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots. He received a B.S. degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
The United States Institute of Peace is a bipartisan board established in 1948 by an Act of Congress to promote international peace and the resolution of international conflict without violence through education, training, research, and public information.