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Dr. Berman Appointed by Nixon

A White House spokesman today confirmed the nomination of Dr. Ronald S. Berman, a member of the American Association for Jewish Education and a professor of English at the University of California, San Diego, as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the only Federal agency dispensing grants in the humanities. The spokesman told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the announcement of President Nixon’s appointment would be made later today. Prof. Berman, a 41-year-old New Yorker, though not widely known, is highly regarded as a scholar. His published writings run the range of subject matter from Shakespeare to American intellectual thought during the 1960s. His reported nomination brought an endorsement from the American Council of Learned Societies.