Appointment of Four Members of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science, and Designation of Chairman

October 11, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science:

Robert H. Cannon, Jr., to serve for the remainder of the term expiring December 31, 1984, succeeding William Louis Mills and for the term expiring December 31, 1987, reappointment. He is professor and chairman of the department of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University. He graduated from the University of Rochester (B.S., 1944) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sc.D., 1950).

Roger D. Hartman, to serve for a term expiring December 31, 1986. He will succeed Herbert Brown. He is associate dean of research and grants at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He graduated from William Jewell College (A.B., 1958), the University of Arkansas (M.S., 1960), and Oklahoma State University (Ph.D., 1967). He is married, has one child, and resides in Tulsa, OK. He was born November 4, 1935, in Kansas City, MO.

Laddie Hughes, to serve for a term expiring December 31, 1986. She will succeed Richard Atkinson. She is vice president of Hughes Distributing, Inc., in Mountain View, CA. She graduated from the University of San Francisco (B.S.). She is married, has five children, and resides in Palo Alto, CA. She was born January 25, 1925, in Trail, MN.

Rene F. Rodriguez, to serve for a term expiring December 31, 1986. He will succeed Roger Guillemin. He is an orthopedic surgeon in Jackson Heights, NY, and serves as assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at New York Medical College. He graduated from Salamanca University, Spain (M.D., 1963). He has one child and resides in Forrest Hills, NY. He was born September 30, 1937, in Remedios, Las Villas, Cuba.

The President also intends to designate Robert H. Cannon, Jr., as Chairman.