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Walker nominated to top U.S. EPA post.

Bailus Walker, Jr., Ph.D., MPH, Dean of the University of Oklahoma's College of Public Health and contributor to the Journal of Environmental Health (Nov/Dec 1992), is among a group of 11 officials President Clinton has stated he intends to nominate for senior subcabinet jobs. Walker will be nominated for the position of Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

President Clinton said, "This group of nominations continues the process of filling our government with top-flight public servants. I am proud that they have agreed to join my administration."

Walker, a member of the National Environmental Health Association since 1950, has served as a professor of public health policy and management at the State University of New York at Albany; as commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; director of the Michigan Department of Health; and director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Occupational Health Standards. He is a past president of the American Public Health Association, currently chairs the department of Health and Human Services' Toxicology Information Outreach Panel, and has served on numerous committees of the National Academy of Science.

He holds a B.A. from Kentucky University, a Master's in Public Health from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Also nominated for EPA posts are Robert Sussman, partner in the law firm Latham and Watkins, for Deputy Administrator; Steven Herman, an attorney with the environmental arms of the Justice Department, for Assistant Administrator for Enforcement; and David Gardiner, Legislative Director of the Sierra Club, for Assistant Administrator for Policy Planning and Evaluation.
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Title Annotation:University of Oklahoma College of Public Health Dean Bailus Walker, Jr.
Publication:Journal of Environmental Health
Date:Apr 1, 1993
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