THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES IRVING J. STOLBERG AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF AMERICA'S HERITAGE ABROAD
The President today announced his intent to appoint Irving J. Stolberg to serve as a member of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.
Mr. Irving J. Stolberg, of New Haven, Connecticut, has served on the Commission since 1995 and has been responsible for the Commission's projects in Slovakia and Ukraine. He works as a consultant on democracy and has served as an advisor to governments in Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Poland. He has been an election observer in several Eastern European countries and Nicaragua. Mr. Stolberg currently serves as President of the United Nations Association of Connecticut. From 1971 to 1993, he was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He served as Speaker from 1983 to 1984 and from 1987 to 1988 and as Minority Leader from 1985 to 1986. He was active with the National Conference of State Legislatures and served as President in 1987. From 1969 to 1978, Mr. Stolberg was an assistant professor of geography at Southern Connecticut State University and Quinnipiac College.
Mr. Stolberg received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.A. degree in geography and African studies from Boston University.
The purpose of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad is to identify and publish a list of 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 their preservation by gaining assurances of protection, in cooperation with the Department of State and foreign governments.