United States President Gerald R. Ford has named Elder L. Tom Perry of the Council of the Twelve to the 25-member American Revolution Bicentennial Advisory Council.
Others on the council include former First Lady Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, writer James A. Michener, and Hobart D. Lewis, editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest.
The council was created to advise the Bicentennial Administration, a group that coordinates bicentennial organizations of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Some foreign countries are also planning celebrations in observance of the bicentennial.
“For a whole year we will devote time to contemplating and thinking about the things we can do for our government,” said Elder Perry. “I think the great message that we have to carry is that of local, individual, family, and community interest in government.”
Elder Perry is also chairman of the Church’s Bicentennial Committee.