Appointment of William P. Longmire, Jr., as a Member of the President's Cancer Panel

February 25, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint William P. Longmire, Jr., to be a member of the President's Cancer Panel for a term expiring February 20, 1988. This is a reappointment.

Dr. Longmire is a physician and surgeon. In addition he is professor emeritus at the University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He is a consultant in surgery at the Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital. He has been civilian consultant to the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, since 1960. Previously, he was a consultant, general surgery, Special Medical Advisory Group, Veterans Administration (1963 - 1968 and 1977 - 1981); chairman of the department of surgery at the University of California School of Medicine (1948 - 1976); and national consultant in general surgery to the Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force (1954 - 1976).

Dr. Longmire graduated from the University of Oklahoma (A.B., 1934) and the Johns Hopkins Medical School (M.D., 1938). He is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles, CA. He was born September 14, 1913, in Sapulpa, OK.