June 23, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert O. Hunter, Jr., to be Director of the Office of Energy Research at the Department of Energy. He would succeed Alvin W. Trivelpiece.
Since 1978 Mr. Hunter has been the president of the Western Research Corp. in San Diego, CA. From 1982 to 1984, he served as a member of the White House Science Council, and between 1973 and 1978, he was staff scientist at Maxwell Laboratories.
Mr. Hunter graduated from Stanford University (B.S., 1967) and the University of California, Irvine (Ph.D., 1981). He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1967 - 1972. Mr. Hunter was born November 1, 1946, in Riverside, CA. He is married, has three children, and resides in La Jolla, CA.