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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of James O. Mason To Be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services


The President today announced his intention to nominate James O. Mason to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Health). He would succeed Robert E. Windom.

Since 1983 Dr. Mason has been the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 1983 to present. He was executive director of the Utah Department of Health, 1979 - 1983, and associate professor and chairman of the division of community medicine of the University of Utah, 1978 - 1979. He was also deputy director of health of the Utah Division of Health, 1976 - 1978.

Dr. Mason received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Utah and his master's and doctoral degrees in public health from Harvard University.

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