THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ARTHUR SCHECHTER AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
The President today announced his intent to nominate Arthur Schechter to be U.S. Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Mr. Arthur Schechter, of Houston, Texas, is President of the Schechter & Marshall law firm. Active in his community, he has served as President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the American Jewish Committee, as well as numerous civic boards including the Southwest Advisory Board of the Institute of International Education, S.E.A.R.C.H. (service to the homeless), Serve Houston (the local AmeriCorps Chapter in Houston), and many others. President Clinton appointed Mr. Schechter to be a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council in June of l994. He has been honored by the NAACP, Child Advocates of Houston, and he has been the recipient of the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee.
Mr. Schechter was born in Rosenberg, Texas on December 6, 1939. He earned a B.A. in Plan II, Honors' Program with an emphasis in Government and Political Science from the University of Texas in 1962, an L.B. and a J.D. from the University of Texas Law School in 1964, and he has done course work toward an M.A. in International Relations at the University of Houston.