Designation of Sam A. Nixon as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

 

August 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to designate Sam A. Nixon to be Chairman of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He would succeed Francis Carter Coleman. He has served as a member of the board since December 6, 1985.

 

Since 1977 Dr. Nixon has been director of the division of continuing education at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Prior to this he was in private practice in Floresville, TX, 1962 - 1977.

 

Dr. Nixon graduated from Texas A&M (B.S., 1946) and the University of Texas at Galveston (M.D., 1950). He was born June 28, 1927, in Galveston, TX. Dr. Nixon served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1950 - 1954, and served in the 11th Field Artillery Battalion as a surgeon in Korea and Japan. He is married, has four children, and resides in Houston, TX.