July 12, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward A. Knapp to be an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation. He would succeed William Klemperer.

He is currently serving as division leader, accelerator technology division, University of California, Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was alternate division leader in 1976 - 1978. Prior to that, he served as associate division leader. He has been with the University of California, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, since 1958. He was guest scientist, U.S.-Japanese Cooperative Cancer Research Program (NCI) in 1979 and guest scientist, U.S.A.-U.S.S.R. Exchange Program in Fundamental Properties of Matter in 1978. He graduated from Pomona College (A.B., 1954) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph. D., 1958).

He is married, has four children, and resides in Los Alamos, N. Mex. He was born March 7, 1932.