Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1981

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Author: Ronald W. Reagan  | Date: November 18, 1981

Nomination of William J. Bennett To Be Chairman of the National
Endowment for the Humanities
November 18, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William J. Bennett to be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. He would succeed Joseph D. Duffey.

Since 1979 Dr. Bennett has been president and director of the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. He is also an adjunct associate professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and at North Carolina State University (Raleigh). He was executive director of the National Humanities Center in 1976-79. Previously he was assistant to the president and assistant professor of philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts, Boston University, in 1972-76. He has taught law and philosophy at the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Texas, Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin, and Boston University.

Dr. Bennett has written a number of articles in professional journals such as the Harvard Civil Rights and Stanford Law Review, and for major news magazines on subjects pertaining to social issues. He is a trustee of the Institute for Educational Affairs and the Committee for a Free World, a member of the National Research Council of the National Science Foundation and a special panel of the National Academy of Education.

He graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. (B.A., 1965); the University of Texas, Austin, Tex. (Ph.D., 1967); and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1971). He resides in Chapel Hill, N.C., and was born July 31, 1943.

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Chicago: Ronald W. Reagan, "Nomination of William J. Bennett to Be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities," Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1981 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1981 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1211 Original Sources, accessed February 27, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3V1RIRFUVVZB7BV.

MLA: Reagan, Ronald W. "Nomination of William J. Bennett to Be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities." Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1981, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1981 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1211, Original Sources. 27 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3V1RIRFUVVZB7BV.

Harvard: Reagan, RW, 'Nomination of William J. Bennett to Be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities' in Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1981. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1981 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1211. Original Sources, retrieved 27 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3V1RIRFUVVZB7BV.