Robert M. White (meteorologist)
Robert M. White
|1st Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration|
October 3, 1970 – July 13, 1977
|Succeeded by||Richard A. Frank|
|Administrator of the Environmental Science Services Administration|
July 13, 1965 – October 3, 1970
|Director of the United States Weather Bureau|
October 1963 – July 13, 1965
|Preceded by||Francis Reichelderfer|
|Succeeded by||George Cressman|
|Born||February 13, 1923|
|Died||October 14, 2015 (aged 92)|
Chevy Chase, Maryland
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert Mayer White (February 13, 1923 – October 14, 2015) was an American meteorologist. He headed several national organizations, including the United States Weather Bureau, the Environmental Science Services Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Academy of Engineering. He graduated from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a member of the French Legion of Honor.
He was the director of the United States Weather Bureau from 1963 to 1965, the first and only administrator of the Environmental Science Services Administration from 1965 to 1970, the first administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 1970 to 1977, president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research from 1980 to 1983, and president of the National Academy of Engineering from 1983 to 1995. He also was the first chairman of the World Climate Conference in 1979.
He is a member of the French Legion of Honor, and received the International Meteorological Organization Prize in 1980  and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 1992. In 2014, he was honored by Congressman Frank R. Wolf for "groundbreaking contributions to the federal coordination of meteorology in the United States".
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- "Robert M. White, First NOAA Administrator, Receives 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from National Marine Sanctuary Foundation" (PDF). 27 June 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-18.
- Robert M. White (2 January 2007). "The Making of NOAA, 1963-2005" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-10-18.
- "NOAA Photo Library". photolib.noaa.gov. Retrieved 2014-10-18.
- "http://digitalcollections.library.cmu.edu/awweb/awarchive?type=file&item=397275". digitalcollections.library.cmu.edu. Retrieved 2014-10-18. External link in
- "Congressional Record - 113th Congress (2013-2014) - THOMAS (Library of Congress)". thomas.loc.gov. Retrieved 2014-10-18.
- "Winners of the IMO Prize". World Meteorological Organization. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
- "Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement". usc.edu. Retrieved 2014-10-18.
- Washington Post, Robert M. White, top weatherman under 5 US Presidents dies at 92
- "Former NAE President Robert M. White passes away". National Academy of Engineering. October 15, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
|New office|| Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1970 – 1977
Richard A. Frank
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