Designation of Richard G. Johnson as Acting Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
May 27, 1986
The President today designated Richard G. Johnson to be Acting Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, effective May 24, 1986.
Dr. Johnson has been serving as Assistant Director for Space Science and Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. In 1956 he joined the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory of the Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., where for 27 years he conducted a broad range of research in low energy nuclear physics and in the space sciences. He was manager of the Space Sciences Laboratory for 10 years and senior science adviser to the director of research for 5 years. He was a visiting professor at the University of Bern in 1980.
Dr. Johnson graduated from Antioch College (B.S., 1951) and Indiana University (Ph.D., 1956). He is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA. Dr. Johnson was born April 12, 1928, in Camden, OH.