THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Cleveland, Ohio) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 2, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EUGENE A. LUDWIG AS A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Eugene A. Ludwig as a member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Mr. Eugene A. Ludwig, of New York, New York, currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Bankers Trust Company. From 1993 to 1998, he served as Comptroller of the Currency at the Department of the Treasury. Previously, he was a partner with the firm of Covington and Burling from 1981 to 1993, after having joined in 1973. He specialized in international banking, financial transactions and trade-related intellectual property matters. He has been a guest lecturer at many universities and conferences, including Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and the Conference of Principal Legal Officers of International Monetary Fund member countries. He has served as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Intellectual and Industrial Property, and also served as a member of the United States Council for International Business.
Mr. Ludwig received a B.A. degree from Haverford College, a B.A. degree and an M.A. degree from Oxford University, and an LL.B. degree from Yale University.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an independent Federal agency which was established in 1966 through the Historic Preservation Act. The Council advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation matters, assesses the effectiveness of state, local, and private programs in carrying out the purposes of the Act and makes recommendations on how to improve the National Historic Preservation Program. In addition, the Council reviews federally licensed projects that affect properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Its members are also responsible for issuing the President's Historic Preservation Awards.