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Public Papers - 1990

Nomination of Arden L. Bement, Jr., To Be a Member of the National Science Board


The President today announced his intention to nominate Arden L. Bement, Jr., to be a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 1994. This is a reappointment.

Since 1980 Dr. Bement has served as vice president for technical resources for the science and technology department of TRW, Inc., in Cleveland, OH. Prior to this, he was Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering at the Department of Defense, 1979 - 1980, and Director of the Materials Science Office of the Defense Advanced Projects Agency at the Department of Defense, 1976 - 1979. He was professor of nuclear materials at the department of nuclear engineering and materials science and engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970 - 1976; manager of the fuels and materials department, 1968 - 1970, manager of the metallurgy research department, 1965 - 1968, and a senior research metallurgist for Hanford Laboratories of the General Electric Co., 1954 - 1965.

Dr. Bement graduated from the Colorado School of Mines (E.Met, 1954), the University of Idaho (M.S., 1959), and the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1963). He was born May 22, 1932, in Pittsburgh, PA. He retired from U.S. Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel. Dr. Bement is married, has eight children, and lives in Mayfield Village, OH.

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