1977 – President Carter, WHF Program Age Requirement

Executive Order Initialed by President Carter Changing Age Requirement of the WHF Program

THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON

September 29, 1977

MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT
FROM: ROBERT LIPSHUTZ
RE: Executive Order: White House Fellowships

The attached proposed Executive Order, which was submitted by the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, would amend the existing order on this subject by eliminating age limitations on eligibility for participation.

The program is presently limited to persons between the ages of 23 and 36. The proposed order would limit participation to those “early in their chosen careers.” The purpose of the order is to eliminate possible age discrimination in the program, particularly with respect to women who may begin careers after raising children.

We recommend that you sign the attached order.

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