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Department of the Air Force Nomination of Hans M. Mark To Be Under Secretary.

May 23, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Hans M. Mark, of Los Altos Hills, Calif., to be Under Secretary of the Air Force. Mark is Director of the Ames Research Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Mark was born June 17, 1929, in Mannheim, Germany. He attended primary and secondary schools in New York City and received an A.B. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1951. He received a Ph.D. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1954.

In 1954-55 Mark was a research associate at MIT and acting head of the Neutron Physics Group at the Laboratory for Nuclear Science there. In 1955-56 he was a research physicist at the University of California at Berkeley, and from 1956 to 1958, he did research at the university's Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. In 1957-58 he was also a lecturer in physics at Berkeley.

From 1958 to 1960, Mark was an assistant professor of physics at M.I.T. From 1960 to 1969, he was at the University of California at Berkeley, serving on the faculty in nuclear engineering, doing research at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, and administering the Berkeley Research Reactor.

Since 1969 Mark has been Director of NASA's Ames Research Center. He has also served as a lecturer in applied science at the University of California at Davis from 1969 to 1973 and as a consulting professor of engineering at Stanford University since 1973.

Jimmy Carter, Department of the Air Force Nomination of Hans M. Mark To Be Under Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243065