February 3, 1984

The President today announced his intention to designate Hoyt D. Gardner to be the Alternate Representative of the United States of America on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization. He would succeed Dr. Benjamin D. Blood.

Dr. Gardner has been a general surgeon in private practice since 1958. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the board of the National Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. He was on the board of trustees of the American Medical Association (1974 - 1981) and served as president in 1979 - 1980. He was a member of the U.S. Delegation, World Health Assembly, in Geneva, Switzerland (1975).

Dr. Gardner attended Westminster College (1942 - 1946) and graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine (1950). He is married, has three children, and resides in Louisville, KY. He was born on August 2, 1923, in Paragould, AR.