THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Oslo, Norway) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 2, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES IRWIN BELK AS ALTERNATE DELEGATE FOR THE FIFTY-FOURTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS
The President today announced his intent to nominate Irwin Belk to serve as Alternate Delegate for the Fifty-fourth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Mr. Irwin Belk, of North Carolina, is president of the Belk Group and throughout his career has served as President, Board Chairman and Director of various Belk stores in the Southeast area. From 1959 to 1962, he was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives and from 1963 to 1966, he served as a member of the North Carolina Senate. Mr. Belk is also very involved with civic organizations and has served as Director of the Irwin Belk Educational Foundation, is the Director of the House of Delegates for the American Cancer Society and is a member of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Cancer Society. In addition, Mr. Belk serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Merchants Association as well as the North Carolina Citizens Association.
Mr. Belk received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1946 and throughout his career has received numerous honorary degrees.