The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) mourns the loss of former Assembly Trustee and Board of Directors member Set Charles Momjian. The son of Armenian Genocide survivors hailing from Malatya, Momjian was born and raised in Atlantic City, NJ. After enrolling in the U.S. Army, he led a prolific career in marketing and advertising at the Ford Motor Company. Momjian went on to become a special advisor to U.S. presidents, and, per President Jimmy Carter's appointment, served as a U.S. representative to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador. He was also appointed as a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Momjian's impactful commitment to the Assembly and Armenian causes on Capitol Hill is still relevant today. His longtime friendship with President Joe Biden was cultivated during train rides he shared in the 1980s with the Delaware Senator, who was then Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and marshalled through committee approval of an Armenian Genocide resolution, which Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) brought to the Senate Floor in 1990. The Assembly appreciates the Momjian family's dedication, including Set Charles Momjian's brother Albert's many years of service as the Assembly's Solicitor, a role which Albert's son, Mark Momjian, currently holds. The Assembly extends its condolences to Set Charles Momjian's family and loved ones.
Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.