Robert M. White

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Robert M. White
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Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In office
1970–1977
Succeeded byRichard M. Frank
Personal details
Born(1923-02-13)February 13, 1923
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 14, 2015(2015-10-14) (aged 92)
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Alma materHarvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
OccupationMeteorologist

Robert Mayer "Bob" White (February 13, 1923 – October 14, 2015) was an American meteorologist and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's first administrator from 1970 to 1977.[1] He was born in Boston, Massachusetts.[2] White was also the director of the United States Weather Bureau from 1963 to 1965, director of the Environmental Science Services Administration from 1965 to 1970, president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research from 1980 to 1983, and president of the National Academy of Engineering from 1983 to 1995.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Robert M. White, First NOAA Administrator, Receives 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from National Marine Sanctuary Foundation" (PDF). 27 June 2007. Retrieved 2014-10-18.
  2. United States. National Archives and Records Administration; United States. Office of the Federal Register (1973). Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration. ISSN 0511-4187. Retrieved 2014-10-18.
  3. Robert M. White (2 January 2007). "The Making of NOAA, 1963-2005" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-10-18.