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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
Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1969

32-098

COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE

RALPII YARBOROUGH, Texas, Chairman

JENNINGS RANDOLPHI, West Virginia
HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey
CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island
EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts
GAYLORD NELSON, Wisconsin
WALTER F. MONDALE, Minnesota
THOMAS F. EAGLETON, Missouri
ALAN CRANSTON, California
ILAROLD E. HUGHES, Iowa

JACOB K. JAVITS. New York
WINSTON L. PROCTY, Vermont
PETER II. DOMINICK, Colorado
GEORGE MURPHY, California
RICIIARD S. SCHWEIKER, Pennsylvania
JIENRY BELLMON, Oklahoma
WILLIAM B. SAIBE, Ohio

ROBERT 0. HARRIS, Staff Director

Join S. FORSYTHE, General Counsel
Roy H. MILLEXSON, Minority Staff Director

EUGENE MITTELUAN, Minority Counsel

NOMINATION

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 1969

U.S. SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE,

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.

EDUCATION

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.

CAREER SUMMARY

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.

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