The President today announced his intention to appoint John Kenneth Blackwell, of Ohio, to be the Representative of the United States on the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. He would succeed Armando Valladares.
Currently Mr. Blackwell serves as a business and education consultant in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to this Mr. Blackwell served as Deputy Under Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC.
Mr. Blackwell graduated from Xavier University (B.S., 1970; M.E.D., 1971). He was born February 28, 1948, in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Blackwell is married, has three children, and resides in Cincinnati, OH.