Appointment of Arthur C. Upton as Director of the National Cancer Institute
The President today announced the appointment of Arthur C. Upton, of Shoreham, N.Y., to be Director of the National Cancer Institute, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He would replace Frank Rauscher, Jr. Upton is a professor of pathology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
He was born February 27, 1923, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He received a B.A. in 1946 and an M.D. in 1949 from the University of Michigan.
Upton did his internship at University Hospital in Ann Arbor in 1947, and was a resident in pathology at the University of Michigan from 1948 to 1950. He was an instructor in pathology there in 1950-51.
From 1951 to 1954, Upton was a pathologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and from 1954 to 1969 he was chief of the pathology-physiology section there. Since 1969 he has been a professor of pathology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Upton has also served as attending pathologist for the medical department at Brookhaven National Laboratory since 1969, and was dean of the School of Basic Health Sciences 'at Stony Brook from 1970 to 1975.
He is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and served as president of the association in 1963-64. He is representative of the association to the U.S. National Committee on the International Union against Cancer. He is also a member of the American Society for Experimental Pathology and the Radiation Research Society. He is a member of numerous medical advisory committees, including the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Counsellors and the International Commission on Radiological Protection.
Jimmy Carter, Appointment of Arthur C. Upton as Director of the National Cancer Institute Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243538