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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Wade F. Horn To Be Chief of the Children's Bureau


The President today announced his intention to nominate Wade F. Horn to be Chief of the Children's Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services. He would succeed Dodie Truman Livingston.

Since 1986 Dr. Horn has served as director of outpatient psychological services in the department of psychiatry for Children's Hospital National Medical Center; vice chairman of the department of psychology for Children's Hospital National Medical Center; and an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and of child health and development at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. Dr. Horn served in several capacities at Michigan State University, including adjunct faculty member in the department of pediatrics, College of Human Medicine, 1983 - 1986; director of the pediatric psychology specialty clinic, 1984 - 1986; associate director for the psychological clinic, 1984 - 1986; and assistant professor in the department of psychology, 1982 - 1986.

Dr. Horn graduated from American University (B.A., 1975) and Southern Illinois University (Ph.D., 1981). He was born December 3, 1954, in Coral Gables, FL. He is married, has two children, and resides in Gaithersburg, MD.

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