Nomination of C. Everett Koop To Be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service

September 16, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate C. Everett Koop to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service for a term of 4 years. He would succeed Julius Benjamin Richmond.

Dr. Koop is currently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. He was surgeon-in-chief of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pa., and professor of pediatric surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He has been associated with the University of Pennsylvania since 1941.

He graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1937), Cornell Medical School (M.D., 1941), Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania (Sc. D., 1947). He has received many honorary degrees and is the author of more than 170 articles and books on the practice of medicine.

Dr. Koop is a member of the Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons; the Surgical Steering Committee, Children's Cancer Study Group; Cancer Committee, American Pediatric Surgical Association; Arbitration Panel for Health Care, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

He is married, has four children, and resides in Gladwyne, Pa. He was born on October 14, 1916, in New York City.

Nomination of Edgar F. Callahan To Be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration, and Designation as Chairman

September 16, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edgar F. Callahan to be a member of the National Credit Union Administration. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Mr. Callahan Chairman. He would succeed Harold A. Black.

Mr. Callahan is serving in his third term as director, Department of Financial Institutions, State of Illinois. Previously he was deputy secretary of state (Illinois), in 1975-77; superintendent, Rockford Area Catholic Board of Education, in 1971-75; principal, vice principal, and instructor, Boyland Central Catholic High School, Rockford, Ill., in 1960-75.

He graduated from Marquette University (B.S., 1951; M.A., 1952). He is married, has eight children, and resides in Springfield, Ill. Mr. Callahan was born March 23, 1928, in Youngstown, Ohio.