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RONALD S. BERMAN, OF CALIFORNIA, TO BE CHAIRMAN OF
THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
NOVEMBER 30, 1971
Printed for the use of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1972
DEPOSITED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE
HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey, Chairman JENNINGS RANDOLPD, West Virginia JACOB K. JAVITS. New York CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island
PETER H. DOMINICK, Colorado EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts RICHARD S. SCHWEIKER, Pennsylvania GAYLORD NELSON, Wisconsin
BOB PACKWOOD, Oregon WALTER F. NONDALE, Minnesota
ROBERT TAFT, JR., Ohio THIOMAS F. EAGLETON, Missouri
J. GLEXX BEALL, JR., Maryland
ROBERT T, STJFFORD, Vermont
STEWART E. MCCLURE, Staff Director
ROBERT E. NAGLE, General Counsel
EUGENE MITTELMAN, Minority Counsel
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1971
Washington, D.C. The committee met at 10 a.m., pursuant to notice, in room 4232, New Senate Office Building, Senator Harrison A. Williams, Jr. (chairman of the committee), presiding.
Present: Senators Williams, Pell, Kennedy, Cranston, Hughes, Javits, Dominick, Schweiker, Taft, and Stafford.
The CHAIRMAX. The Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare will come to order.
The committee meeting this morning will hear from a nominee who has been named by the President to an office that requires confirmation by the Senate. Our witness is Dr. Ronald S. Berman of California, nominated to
4-year term as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Senator Cranston, this is a constituent of yours, and I believe you wish to introduce him.
Senator CRANSTON, I am delighted, Mr. Chairman, and members of the committee, to introduce Dr. Ronald S. Berman. The President has nominated Dr. Berman to be chairman of the National Endowmnent for the Humanities to fill the post vacated by the former chairman, Mr. Keeney. The nomination would be for a 4-year terin.
Dr. Berman is professor of English at the University of California at San Diego. He is an alumnus of Harvard and Yale Universities, also, where he obtained both his MA and Ph. D. degrees in English literature.
From 1952 through 1956 Dr. Berman served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Ile has taught at Columbia University, at Kenyon College, and was visiting professor at the University of Michigan. He is the anthor of eight books and his essays, reviews, and papers on social thought have appeared in many of America's leading journals.
He is known widely and particularly as a Shakespearean scholar.
I ask that his complete biography be printed in the hearing record at this point along with some background information on the Endowment.
( The information referred to follows:)
ROXALD STANLEY BERMAN Birth: 15 December 1930, New York City, New York.
Education: Harvard University, 1948–1972. A.B., Social Relations: Yale University, 1936–19.39, MA., Ph. D., English Literature.