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Nomination of David A. Kessler To Be Commissioner of Food and Drugs

1990-10-11

The President today announced his intention to nominate David A. Kessler, of New York, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs for the Food and Drug Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services. He would succeed Frank E. Young.

Currently Dr. Kessler serves as medical director of the Einstein-Montefiore Hospital in New York and on the Advisory Commission on the Food and Drug Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, he teaches food and drug law at Columbia University School of Law and has written extensively on FDA issues.

Dr. Kessler graduated from Amherst College (B.A., 1973), University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1978), and Harvard Medical School (M.D., 1979). He was born May 31, 1951, in New York, NY. Dr. Kessler is married, has two children, and resides in Scarsdale, NY.

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