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WILLIAM DAVID MCELROY, OF MARYLAND, TO BE DIRECTOR
OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
JULY 9, 1969
Printed for the use of the
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1969
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE
RALPII YARBOROUGH, Texas, Chairman
JENNINGS RANDOLPHI, West Virginia
JACOB K. JAVITS. New York
ROBERT 0. HARRIS, Staff Director
Join S. FORSYTHE, General Counsel
EUGENE MITTELUAN, Minority Counsel
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 1969
Washington, D.C. The committee met, pursuant to notice, at 12:50 p.m., in room 4232, New Senate Office Building, Senator Ralph Yarborough (chairman of the committee) presiding.
Present: Senators Yarborough (presiding), and Pell. Committee staff present: Robert O. Harris, staff director; John S. Forsythe, general counsel; James Babbin, professional staff member; and Jay Cutler, minority staff.
The Chairmax. The next witness is Dr. William D. McElroy, of Maryland, to be the Director of the National Science Foundation.'
Dr. McElroy, I order your biographical sketch printed in the record and also the statutory functions of the Director of the National Science Foundation.
(The material referred to follows:)
BIOGRAPHY OF William D. McElroy, Ph. D., TO BE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL
SCIENCE FOUNDATION McElroy, William D(avid), born in Rogers, Texas, January 22, 1917. Married Nella Winch, 1940, four children-Mary, Ann, Thomas and William; divorced. In 1967, married Marlene Andregg, one son-Eric.
Schools alterded and degrees awarded: 1935, McAllen High School, McAllen, Texas; A.A., 1937, Pasadena Junior College, Pasadena, California; B.A., 1939, Stanford University, Stanford, California; M.A., 1941, Reed College, Portland, Oregon; Ph. D., 1943, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey; D. Se, Hon. 1962, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
Fellowships: 1945–46, National Research Council, Stanford University, California.
Professional career: 1944-45, Office of Scientific Research & Development, U.S. Government; 1946, Instructor, Dept. of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; 1946–48, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; 1948-51, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; 1951-, Professor, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; 1949—, Director, McCollum-Pratt Institute, Johns Hopkins Univer: sity, Baltimore, Maryland;' (1956-61, Instructor, Physiology Course, Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetta - summer activity) 1956, Chairman, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Mary
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION Bioluminescence; bacterial mutations; biochemical genetics; mechanism of enzyme action; bacterial and mold metabolism.