THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New York, New York) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 21, 1999 PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID BERGER, LANNY A. BREUER AND NAN H. RICH TO THE UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL The President today announced his intent to appoint David Berger,
Lanny A. Breuer and Nan H. Rich to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
Mr. David Berger, of Palm Beach, Florida, is the Founder, Chairman and President of Berger & Montague, P.C. He was appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court as a member of the Committee that drafted the Federal Rules of Evidence, which has become the model for evidentiary rules in U.S. courts. Mr. Berger is on the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and established the David Berger Chair of Law. He is also Chair of the David Berger Foundation and active in a number of philanthropic activities including the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach and a Member of the Executive Committee of the American Red Cross, Palm Beach. Mr. Berger is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and its Law School. He was a Naval Officer during World War II, and was awarded the Silver Star.
Mr. Lanny A. Breuer, of New York, is a partner with Covington & Burling where he handles complex litigation and investigations. Mr. Breuer joined Covington in 1989, but left in 1997 to serve the White House as Special Counsel to the President. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Breuer was an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, prosecuting violent and organized crimes. He has served on the steering committee of the Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section of the D.C. Bar and also was a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Alliance of Rights and Responsibilities (now the Center for Community Interest). Mr. Breuer is the son of Holocaust refugees. He received his B.A. from Columbia College and his J.D. from Columbia University of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Ms. Nan H. Rich, of Weston, Florida, recently completed her term as National President of the National Council of Jewish Women for the 1996-1999 triennium. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA). She also serves as Chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the Florida Association of Jewish Federations and is a member of Executive Committee the Jewish Federation of Broward County. Ms. Rich is the Chair of the Children's Services Board of Broward County. She served as the founding President of the Board of Trustees for the Home Instruction Program for Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY-USA). Ms. Rich has also served as Chair of the HRS Health and Human Services Board of Broward County and President of Resourcemobile, Inc., a project that trains family day care providers. Additionally, she was President of the CHARLEE project (Children Have All Rights: Legal, Educational and Emotional.) Ms. Rich has actively worked for many years to ensure care for abused and neglected children, and received a "Champions of Children" Award from Save the Children. She received her education at the University of Florida.
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. The Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in 1993.