International Whaling Commission Designation of William Aron as the U.S. Commissioner.
The President today announced that he has designated William Aron, of McLean, Va., to be the U.S. Commissioner on the International Whaling Commission. Aron is Director of the Office of Ecology and Environmental Conservation at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Aron was born June 26, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received a B.S. from Brooklyn College and an M.S. (1957) and Ph.D. (1960) from the University of Washington.
From 1956 to 1961, he was an assistant professor at the University of Washington. He was head of the biological oceanography group at GM Defense Research Laboratories from 1961 to 1967. From 1967 to 1969, Aron was deputy head of the Office of Oceanography and Limnology at the Smithsonian Institution.
From 1969 to 1971, Aron was Director of the Oceanography and Limnology Program. Since 1971 he has been Director of the Office of Ecology and Environmental Conservation.
Aron serves on the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission and is a member of the Working Group of the Committee on Oceanography of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council.
Jimmy Carter, International Whaling Commission Designation of William Aron as the U.S. Commissioner. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243879