Robert Mayer “Bob” White, born on February 13, 1923, and passed away October 14, 2015.
Robert was an American meteorologist and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s first administrator from 1970 to 1977.
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Robert was also the director of the United States Weather Bureau from 1963 to 1965, director of the Environmental Science Services Administration from 1965 to 1970, 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 Robert also was the first chairman of the World Climate Conference in 1978.
Robert is an alumnus of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holding degrees in geology and meteorology.
He is a member of the French Legion of Honor, and received the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 1992.
In 2014, Robert was honored by Congressman Frank R. Wolf for “groundbreaking contributions to the federal coordination of meteorology in the United States”.
He lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
On October 14, 2015, Robert died of complications of dementia.