Appointment of Carlton E. Turner as Deputy Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy

March 12, 1985

The President today appointed Carlton E. Turner, Ph.D., to be Deputy Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy. Dr. Turner is currently serving as Special Assistant to the President.

Dr. Turner will continue to be the President's adviser for drug abuse policy and provide assistance to the First Lady with her drug abuse education projects, both domestic and international.

Dr. Turner came to the White House in July 1981 as the senior policy adviser for drug policy. Prior to joining the administration, he was the director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi. He has served as a consultant for various government agencies and private firms in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, as well as for the United Nations.

Dr. Turner is the past president of the American Council on Marijuana's Scientific Advisory Board and was the 1982 Harry G. Armstrong lecturer at the Aerospace Medical Association's scientific meeting. He has published over 100 scientific papers, patents, chapters in books, and is coauthor of ``Marijuana, An Annotated Bibliography,'' volumes I and II. In addition to extensive drug research, Dr. Turner has been involved in the training of Federal, State, and local narcotics agents since 1971.

He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.). He is married and has two daughters. He was born September 13, 1940, in Choctaw County, AL.