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NASA Deputy Administrator, October 6, 1986-May 13, 1989

Dale D. Meyers

Dale D. Myers was appointed in October 1986 to replace Dr. William R. Graham as NASA Deputy Administrator; Dr. Graham had left NASA to become Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Before accepting this position, Mr. Myers had served as an at-large member to the NASA Advisory Council, the organization created to provide advice and counsel to NASA top management on aeronautics and space programs. From 1984 to 1986, he was a private consultant in Aerospace and Energy. From 1979 to 1984, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., in Pasadena, California.

Mr. Myers was Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy from 1977-1979. From 1974-1977 he was Vice-President, Rockwell International, and President, North American Aircraft Group, El Segundo, California. He was the Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight at NASA from 1970-1974. From 1969-1970 Mr. Myers served as Vice-President/Program Manager, Space Shuttle Program, Rockwell International. He was Vice-President and Program Manager, Apollo Command/Service Module Program, North American-Rockwell from 1964-1969.

Mr. Myers was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 8, 1922. He graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1943 with a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering and received an honorary doctorate from Whitworth College in 1970. He passed away on May 19, 2015.

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Updated June 3, 2015