F. David Mathews

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F. David Mathews
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11th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
In office
August 8, 1975 – January 20, 1977
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byCaspar Weinberger
Succeeded byJoseph A. Califano Jr.
Personal details
BornForrest David Mathews
(1935-12-06) December 6, 1935 (age 83)
Grove Hill, Alabama[1]
Political partyUnaffiliated
Alma materUniversity of Alabama (B.A.)
Columbia University (Ph.D.)

Forrest David Mathews (born December 6, 1935) is an American politician. He served as the 11th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1975 to 1977 during the administration of President Gerald R. Ford.[2] Since the 1980s he has been president and chief executive officer of the Kettering Foundation. He is the author of several books on democratic practice and education.

References[change | change source]

  1. Robert, David (1990). Biographical Directory of the United States Executive Branch, 1774-1989. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 246.
  2. "Gerald R. Ford: Remarks at the Swearing In of David Mathews as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare". Presidency.ucsb.edu. August 8, 1975. Retrieved September 16, 2013.

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