Appointment of Armand Hammer as a Member of the President's Cancer Panel, and Designation as Chairman

June 26, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint Armand Hammer to be a member of the President's Cancer Panel for a term expiring February 20, 1990. This is a reappointment. Upon appointment, he will be designated Chairman for a term of 1 year.

Dr. Hammer is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Occidental Petroleum Corp. in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Hammer graduated from Columbia University (B.S., 1919; M.D., 1921) and Pepperdine University (LL.D., 1978). He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1918 - 1919.

Dr. Hammer was born May 21, 1898, in New York, NY. He is married, has one child, and resides in Los Angeles, CA.