Appointment of William P. Longmire, Jr., as a Member of the President's Cancer Panel
The President today announced his intention to appoint William P. Longmire, Jr., to be a member of the President's Cancer Panel for a term expiring February 20, 1985. He will succeed Bernard Fisher.
Dr. Longmire is a physician and surgeon. In addition, he is professor of surgery at the University of California School of Medicine. He is a consultant in surgery at the Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital. He has been Civilian Consultant to the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, since 1960. He was consultant, general surgery, Special Medical Advisory Group, Veterans Administration, in 1963-1968 and 1977-1981. He was chairman of the department of surgery at the University of California School of Medicine 1948-1976. Dr. Longmire was National Consultant in General Surgery to the Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force, in 1954-1976.
He graduated from the University of Oklahoma (A.B., 1934) and the Johns Hopkins Medical School (M.D., 1938). He is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born September 14, 1913.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of William P. Longmire, Jr., as a Member of the President's Cancer Panel Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245163