Public Papers of Jimmy Carter, 1978

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Author: Jimmy Carter  | Date: February 27, 1978

Advisory Commission on
Intergovernmental Relations Appointment of Abraham D. Beame as Chairman.
February 27, 1978

The President today announced the appointment of Abraham D. Beame as Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

Beame, 71, was mayor of New York City from 1974 to 1978. He began his career in city government in 1946, serving as assistant budget director for New York City. In 1952 he was promoted to budget director. In 1962 Beame was elected comptroller of New York, and he continued in this post until 1965, when he won the Democratic mayoral nomination. He did not win the election that year, and during the next 4 years of private life, he was a consultant in the area of finance. In 1969 he was reelected as comptroller, and in 1973 he was elected mayor.

The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations was established in 1959 to bring together representatives of Federal, State, and local governments for consideration of common problems. It has 26 members, of whom 20 are appointed by the President (3 private citizens, 3 executive branch officials, 4 Governors, 3 representatives of State legislatures, 4 mayors, and 3 county officials), 3 by the President of the Senate, and 3 by the Speaker of the House.

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Chicago: Jimmy Carter, "Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Appointment of Abraham D. Beame as Chairman.," Public Papers of Jimmy Carter, 1978 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Jimmy Carter, 1978 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.2303 Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LHJKESB7NRM8WHG.

MLA: Carter, Jimmy. "Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Appointment of Abraham D. Beame as Chairman." Public Papers of Jimmy Carter, 1978, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Jimmy Carter, 1978 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.2303, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LHJKESB7NRM8WHG.

Harvard: Carter, J, 'Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Appointment of Abraham D. Beame as Chairman.' in Public Papers of Jimmy Carter, 1978. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Jimmy Carter, 1978 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.2303. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LHJKESB7NRM8WHG.