James L. Goddard

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James L. Goddard
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9th Commissioner of Food and Drugs
In office
January 17, 1966 – July 1, 1968
PresidentLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byGeorge P. Larrick
Succeeded byHerbert L. Ley Jr.
8th Director of the Communicable Disease Center
In office
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byClarence A. Smith
Succeeded byDavid Sencer
Personal details
Born(1923-04-24)April 24, 1923
Alliance, Ohio
DiedDecember 18, 2009(2009-12-18) (aged 86)
Laguna Woods, California
Political partyDemocratic

James L. Goddard (April 24, 1923 – December 18, 2009) was an American physician who served as the Director of the Communicable Disease Center from 1962 to 1966 and as Commissioner of Food and Drugs from 1966 to 1968.[1]

He died of a brain hemorrhage on December 18, 2009, in Laguna Woods, California at age 86.[2]


  1. ^ "James L. Goddard, M.D". Fda.gov. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  2. ^ Douglas Martin (2010-01-01). "James L. Goddard, Crusading F.D.A. Leader, Dies at 86". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2017-10-11.