THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GUS WEILL TO THE J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT FOREIGN
The President today announced his intent to appoint Gus Weill to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Mr. Gus Weill, of Baton Rogue, Louisiana, is owner and CEO of Baton Rogue's oldest advertising/public relations firm, The Weill Agency, established in 1958. He is host of the popular Louisiana Legends, which is in its 18th year and is seen statewide on Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Mr. Weill also co-hosts a weekly radio show. From 1964 to 1968 he served as Executive Secretary to Louisiana Governor John J. McKeithen. He is also author of five novels, eight plays, a biography and two books of poetry.
Mr. Weill received his B.A. from Louisiana State University.
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects students, scholars, teachers and trainees to participate in educational exchanges. Approximately 3,800 new grants are awarded to individuals annually through the United States Information Agency. The Fulbright Program finances studies, research and other educational activities for American citizens and nationals abroad and for citizens and nationals of foreign countries in American universities. The Fulbright Program also promotes American studies in foreign countries, foreign language training, and area studies in the United States and abroad.