THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 3, 2001
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GERALD S. SEGAL AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Gerald S.
Segal to serve as a member of the National Council on Disability. Mr.
Segal was nominated on October 26, 2000.
Mr. Gerald S. Segal, of Haverford, Pennsylvania, is currently a
partner in the law firm of Segal, Wolf, Berk, Gaines & Liss. He is past
President of Fight for Sight of Greater Philadelphia. Mr. Segal is a
member of several Boards of Directors including Magee Rehabilitation
Hospital, Temple University Law School Alumni and the Philadelphia
Geriatric Center. He also has been a member of the Mayor?s Commission on
People with Disabilities for many years. Mr. Segal is the recipient of
numerous awards including the Man of Vision Award of the Fight for Sight of
Greater Philadelphia, the 1994 Fund Raising Volunteer of the Year Award
from the National Society of Fund Raising Executives and the Founder?s
Award of American Friends of Haifa University. He also is the Founder of
the Jerry Segal Classic for the Benefit of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, a
charitable golf event whose benefactors are the patients at Magee
Mr. Segal received a B.A. from Drexel University and a J.D. from
Temple Law School.
The National Council on Disability is responsible for promoting the
integration, independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities
in the community, schools, workplace and all other aspects of American
life. In the fulfillment of this mission, the Council evaluates the
effectiveness of federal government programs and statutes concerning
individuals with disabilities.