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Nomination of Perry L. Adkisson To Be a Member of the National Science Board

June 07, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Perry L. Adkisson to be a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 1990. He would succeed Lewis M. Branscomb.

He is currently deputy chancellor of Texas A&M University system in College Station, TX. He has been with Texas A&M since 1953, serving as associate professor (1958-1963); professor (1963-1979); head of the department of entomology (1967-1978); distinguished professor of entomology (1979-present); vice president for agriculture and renewable resources (1978-1980); and deputy chancellor for agriculture (1980-1982). He served as a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, in 1969 and as a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Materials Advisory Committee, in 1971.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas (B.S., 1950; M.S., 1954) and Kansas State University (Ph.D., 1956). He is married, has one child, and resides in Bryan, TX. He was born March 11, 1929, in Hickman, AR.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Perry L. Adkisson 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/260195