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Commissioner on Aging Nomination of Robert C. Benedict.

December 05, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Robert C. Benedict, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., to be Commissioner on Aging. He would replace Arthur S. Flemming.

Benedict was born November 29, 1940. He received a B.S. in history and political science from Eastern Michigan University in 1965 and an M.P.A. from the University of Michigan in 1969. He also attended the University of Michigan Institute of Gerontology and was certified as a specialist in aging.

From 1965 to 1967, Benedict was a staff associate for human services with the State Human Resources Council of the Executive Office of the Governor of Michigan. From 1969 to 1972, he was on the faculty of the University of Michigan's Institute of Gerontology and also served as director of short-term training and director of the Residential Institute on Aging program.

Since 1972 Benedict has been director of the Bureau for the Aging and commissioner of the Office for the Aging at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. He has served as a consultant on aging and is the author of several articles on aging in professional journals.

Jimmy Carter, Commissioner on Aging Nomination of Robert C. Benedict. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242927

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