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Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Nomination of Julius B. Richmond To Be an Assistant Secretary for Health, and Medical Director in the Regular Corps and Surgeon General, Public Health Service.

June 09, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Julius B. Richmond, of Chestnut Hill, Mass., to be Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (Health). Richmond will also be nominated to 'be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, and Surgeon General of the Public Health Service. He is presently a professor at Harvard Medical School and chairman of the department of preventive and social medicine there; psychiatrist-in-chief at Children's Hospital Medical Center; and director of the Judge Baker Guidance Center in Boston.

Richmond was born September 26, 1916, in Chicago, Ill. He received a B.S. (1937), M.S. in physiology (1939), and M.D. (1939) from the University of Illinois. He did his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and was a pediatric resident there and at Municipal Contagious Disease Hospital in Chicago in 1941 and 1942. He was Chief Flight Surgeon at the Army Air Force Central Instructors School from 1942 to 1946.

Richmond was at the University of Illinois from 1946 to 1953, serving on the faculty of the department of pediatrics as assistant, then associate, then professor, and lecturing at the School of Social Welfare Administration and the Institute for Psychoanalysis.

From 1953 to 1970, Richmond was at the State University of New York College of Medicine at Syracuse. From 1953 to 1965, he was chairman and professor in the department of pediatrics, and from 1965 to 1970, he was dean of the medical faculty and chairman of the department of pediatrics.

Richmond has been in Boston since 1971, serving as a professor of child psychiatry and human development at Harvard Medical School, professor and chairman of the department of preventive and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, psychiatrist-in-chief of Children's Hospital Medical Center, and director of the Judge Baker Guidance Center.

Richmond is a member of the President's Commission on Mental Health and of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Advisory Committee on Children.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Nomination of Julius B. Richmond To Be an Assistant Secretary for Health, and Medical Director in the Regular Corps and Surgeon General, Public Health Service. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243586