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Nomination of Robert Marshall White To Be Under Secretary of Commerce


The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Marshall White to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology. This is a new position.

Since 1986 Dr. White has served as chief technical officer and vice president for research and engineering for the Control Data Corp. in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to this, he served as vice president of research and technology for the Data Storage Products Group and Control Data Corp., 1984 - 1986; principal scientist for Xerox PARC, 1983 - 1984; manager of storage technology in the Xerox Corporate Strategy Office, 1978 - 1983; and manager of the solid state research area for Xerox PARC, 1971 - 1978. In addition, Dr. White served as NSF senior postdoctoral fellow in Cambridge, England, 1970 - 1971; assistant professor of physics at Stanford University, 1966 - 1970; NSF postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, 1965 - 1966; and visiting scientist at Osaka University in Japan, 1963.

Dr. White graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 1960) and Stanford University (Ph.D., 1964). He was born October 2, 1938, in Reading, PA. Dr. White is married, has two children, and resides in Edina, MN.

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