The President today announced that he has accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Dr. Herbert F. York while he serves as Head of the U.S. Delegation to the Comprehensive Test Ban Negotiations which are scheduled to begin February 5 in Geneva.
York was born November 24, 1921, in Rochester, N.Y. He received a B.A. (1942) and M.S. (1943) from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949.
York was with Berkeley from 1943 to 1958, as a physicist in the radiation laboratory, a professor of physics and, from 1952 to 1958, director of the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Livermore.
From 1958 to 1961, York was Director of Defense Research and Engineering in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Since 1961 he has been with the University of California at San Diego. He has been a professor of physics there since 1964, and has also served as chancellor, as dean of graduate studies, and as director of the program on science, technology and public affairs.