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Nomination of Jay V. Beck To Be a Member of the National Science Board

February 01, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jay V. Beck to be a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 1986. He would succeed Jewel P. Cobb.

Dr. Beck is professor emeritus of microbiology, with microbiological research responsibilities, at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Previously he was professor of bacteriology and chairman of the department of bacteriology at Brigham Young in 1951-78. Dr. Beck was associate professor of microbiology at Pennsylvania State University in 1947-51; microbiologist, Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil Association in Bradford, Pa., in 1946-47; assistant professor, department of microbiology, University of Idaho, in 1944-46; and associate chemist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, San Francisco, in 1940-44.

Dr. Beck was the principal investigator on numerous research projects, including studies supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Dow Chemical Co. He has attended international congresses of microbiology and biochemistry in Stockholm, Moscow, and Tokyo. He has published many articles for scholarly journals and has coauthored a laboratory manual for courses in general microbiology.

He graduated from Brigham Young University (M.A., 1936) and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph. D, 1940). He is married, has six children, and resides in Provo, Utah. He was born January 15, 1912, in Highland, Utah.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Jay V. Beck To Be a Member of the National Science Board Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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