Edward Brandt, Jr.

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Edward N. Brandt, Jr.
Surgeon General of the United States (acting)
In office
May 14, 1981 – January 21, 1982
Preceded by Julius B. Richmond
Succeeded by C. Everett Koop
Personal details
Born (1933-07-03)July 3, 1933
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Died August 26, 2007(2007-08-26) (aged 74)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Edward N. Brandt, Jr. MD (July 3, 1933 – August 26, 2007) was an American physician, mathematician, and public health administrator. He was appointed acting Surgeon General of the United States from 1981 to 1982, and served as the United States Assistant Secretary for Health from 1981 to 1984. Brandt died of lung cancer on August 26, 2007. He was 74 years old.[1][2]

Born in Oklahoma City, Brandt graduated with a MD and PhD in biostatistics from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine.[3] He was a faculty member from his alma mater from 1961 to 1970 before moving to the University of Texas at Galveston (1970-1981), University of Maryland at Baltimore (1981-1989) and University of Oklahoma School of Medicine (1989-2007).[4]

Brandt died in 2007 of lung cancer.[5]

His papers were donated to the National Library of Medicine. [6]


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