Nomination of William Robert Graham To Be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

September 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Robert Graham to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He would succeed Hans Michael Mark.

Mr. Graham is senior associate at R&D Associates in Marina Del Ray, CA. He has been with R&D Associates since 1971 serving as director of computing operations (1971 - 1973); division manager (1973 - present); and corporate program manager (1977 - 1981). Prior to joining R&D Associates, he was a member of the technical staff, physics department, at the Rand Corp. in 1965 - 1971; project officer of the Air Force Weapons Laboratory in 1962 - 1965; and a member of the technical staff of the Hughes Aircraft Corp. Research Laboratory in 1961 - 1962 and 1959 - 1961. Since 1982 he has been serving as Acting Chairman of the President's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament. He also serves as a member of the Defense Nuclear Agency Scientific Advisory Group on Effects and as a consultant to the Defense Nuclear Agency. In 1970 - 1981 he served as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

He graduated from the California Institute of Technology (B.S., 1959) and Stanford University (M.S., 1961; Ph.D., 1963). He is married, has two children, and resides in Mammoth Lakes, CA. He was born June 15, 1937, in San Antonio, TX.