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Nomination for Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation

April 12, 1994

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dr. Anne C. Petersen as Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation. She will be the first woman to serve in one of the two top management posts at the Foundation in its 44-year history.

"I am pleased today to name a leading scientist and administrator to our experienced team of science and technology leaders," the President said. "Anne Petersen has impeccable scientific standing as a social scientist with strong research capabilities in mathematics and statistics. She also is an outstanding administrator with a significant track record as a dean at two major universities, Penn State and the University of Minnesota."

NOTE: A biography of the nominee was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary.

William J. Clinton, Nomination for Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/218996