Geological Survey Nomination of H. William Menard To Be Director.
The President today announced that he will nominate H. William Menard, of La Jolla, Calif., to be Director of the Geological Survey. He would replace Vincent E. McKelvey, resigned.
Menard was born December 10, 1920, in Fresno, Calif. He received a B.S. in 1942 and an M.S. in 1947 from California Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in geology in 1949 from Harvard University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Menard was a marine geologist with the Navy Electronics Laboratory from 1949 to 1955, and since 1955 has been a professor of geology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He has also been an independent geological consultant, doing underwater mapping and making deep sea oceanographic expeditions. He has been a technical adviser to a number of Government agencies and is the author of numerous articles and four books.
Jimmy Carter, Geological Survey Nomination of H. William Menard To Be Director. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244512