William R. Graham has directed the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy since Oct. 1, when the US. Senate approved his nomination to succeed George A. Keyworth II. Graham, whose background is largely in classified military systems research, had been serving as acting administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration when President Reagan named him science adviser.

A strong supporter of Reagan's 1980 presidential bid, Graham advised him on defense policy issues both before and after the election; he was a member of the transition team and served for three years as chairman of the president's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament. Graham is a former board member of the Committee on the Present Danger and has served on a number of advisory panels dealing with strategic military policy and nuclear warfare.

After obtaining a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology...

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