THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PHILIP N. BREDESEN TO THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON
LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Philip N. Bredesen to serve as a member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
Philip N. Bredesen of Nashville, TN, is President of Bredex Corporation, an educational software company. Mayor Bredesen served as Mayor of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County from 1991 until 1999. Before being elected Mayor, he was a successful businessman, including being the founder and CEO of HealthAmerica Corporation, an NYSE company.
Mayor Bredesen received his B.S. from Harvard University.
The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science is a permanent, independent agency of the federal government composed of fourteen members, serving five-year terms, and two ex officio members. NCLIS is charged by law (P.L. 91-345) to advise the President and Congress on national and international library and information services policies and plans.