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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Las Vegas, Nevada)
For Immediate Release                                     March 18, 1998
                         AS VICE CHAIR OF THE 

The President today announced his intent to appoint Ruth Mandel as Vice Chair of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Professor Ruth B. Mandel, of Princeton, New Jersey, has been a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council since 1991, and was appointed Vice Chairperson of the Council by President Clinton in May 1993. She led the process to create the Council's Committee on Conscience, which was established in 1996, with Professor Mandel as its founding chair. She is Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics and Board of Governors Professor of Politics at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. From 1971 through 1994, Professor Mandel served as Director of Eagleton's Center for the American Woman and Politics (CAWP), where she remains affiliated as a Senior Scholar. She lectures and speaks frequently to a wide range of community, civic, and academic audiences. Her service has included membership on the board of the National Council for Research on Women, the National Commission for the Renewal of American Democracy, Princeton University's Center for Jewish Life, the Mercer County Commission on the Status of Women, and various editorial boards for scholarly journals and academic publishers.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Council was established in 1979 to provide for the annual commemoration and observance of the Days of Remembrance of the Holocaust, and to construct and operate a living memorial to its victims.