On 30 June 1995, Robert M. White retired from the positions. In 1959 he cofounded and led the Travelers National Academy of Engineering (NAE) after 12- Research Center, Inc., the first private company to years as president. Although White retired from the address environmental issues. NAE, he is by no means ending his five-decade- In 1963, President John F. Kennedy appointed long career of re- White to the position of chief of the U.S. Weather search and insti- Bureau. Serving under Presidents Kennedy and Lyndon tutional innova- B. Johnson, White undertook the restructuring of the tion. He will con- Weather Bureau and fostered the introduction of new tinue his contribu- technologies such as weather satellites and applica- tions to science tions in advanced computing. As a public administra- as the Massachu- tor, White was the first and only administrator of the setts Institute of Environmental Science Services Administration and Technology (MIT) was the first administrator of the National Oceanic and Karl T. Compton Atmospheric Administration. He was a permanent Visiting Lecturer U.S. representative to the World Meteorological Orga- for 1995 and nization (WMO) from 1963 to 1977. White also led the 1996, and as se- effort to organize and
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jul 1, 1995
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