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Public Papers - 1989 - November

Nomination of William Hughes Graves III To Be Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

1989-11-13

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Hughes Graves III to be Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Department of Education. He would succeed David B. Gray.

Since 1982 Dr. Graves has served as director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision and as associate director of the Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program at Mississippi State University. Since 1968 he has served as a professor in the department of counselor education at Mississippi State University. In addition, he served as director of the Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program at Mississippi State University, 1969 - 1982, and as a rehabilitation counselor at the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Commission, 1965 - 1967.

Dr. Graves graduated from Wake Forest University (B.A., 1964) and the University of Florida (M.R.C., 1965; Ed.D., 1968). He was born September 3, 1942, in Swinter, SC. Dr. Graves was awarded the Distinguished Career Service Award in 1988. He is married, has one child, and resides in Stockville, MS.

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