THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Salt Lake City, Utah) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release February 27, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MICHAEL LEWAN AS CHAIR AND MEMBER AND EDGAR GLUCK AS MEMBER
OF THE COMMISSION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF AMERICA'S HERITAGE ABROAD
The President today announced his intent to appoint Michael Lewan to serve as Member and Chair and Edgar Gluck as Member of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.
Michael Lewan, of Alexandria, Virginia, was originally appointed to the Commission in March 1995. He has worked in public affairs since 1993 and in 1997 he formed the Michael Lewan Company, a public affairs consulting firm. Previously, he was Chief of Staff to Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) from 1989-1992 and Chief of Staff to Representative Stephen Solarz (D-NY) from 1975-1989. He received a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
Rabbi Edgar Gluck, of Brooklyn, New York, was first appointed to the Commission on June 25, 1987. He has served as the Special Assistant to the Superintendent of the New York State Police since 1984. Rabbi Gluck was awarded a U.S. Presidential Award for Community Service in 1984. He received a B.A. degree from Chasen Sofer Rabbinical College and attended the Mesifta Talmudical Seminary.
The purpose of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad is to identify and publish a list of those cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings located abroad which are associated with the foreign heritage of U.S. citizens from eastern and central Europe. The Commission encourages the preservation of such cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings by gaining assurances of protection, in cooperation with the Department of State, from foreign governments.