National Science Foundation Nomination of Joseph M. Pettit To Be a Member of the National Science Board.
The President today announced that he will nominate Joseph M. Pettit, of Atlanta, Ga., to be a member of the National Science Board. He would replace Robert H. Dicke, whose term has expired.
Pettit was born July 15, 1916. He received a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1938 and an E.E. (1940) and Ph.D. (1942) from Stanford University.
Pettit was a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford from 1947 to 1955. He was associate dean of engineering there from 1955 to 1958, and dean of the School of Engineering from 1958 to 1972. Since 1972 he has been president of Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jimmy Carter, National Science Foundation Nomination of Joseph M. Pettit To Be a Member of the National Science Board. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242690