WASHINGTON (Jul. 16)
The White House announced today that Eugene S. Cowen–who is a Jew and a strong supporter of Israel–has been appointed special assistant to President Richard M. Nixon to work on Congressional liaison. Mr. Cowen, 44, served for many years as administrative assistant to Sen. Hugh Scott, Pennsylvania Republican. The new appointee is widely regarded here as a liberal and proponent of progressive social legislation. He is a native of New York City, a graduate of Syracuse University, and lives with his wife and two children in Silver Springs, Md. The Cowens are active in the local synagogue.