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The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul L. Ziemer to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environment, Safety and Health. He would succeed Ernest C. Baynard III.
Since 1983 Dr. Ziemer has served as head of the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University. Prior to this, he served in various positions at Purdue University, including acting head for the School of Health Sciences, 1982 - 1983; acting head for the bionucleonics department, 1982; associate head of the School of Health Sciences, 1979 - 1981; associate head for the bionucleonics department, 1971 - 1981; professor of health physics, 1969; associate professor of health physics, 1966 - 1969; assistant professor of health physics, 1962 - 1966; and a radiological control officer, 1959 - 1982. In addition, Dr. Ziemer has served as health physicist for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1959; radiological physics fellow at Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1957 - 1958; physicist for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, 1957; and a mathematics trainee for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, 1956.
Dr. Ziemer graduated from Wheaton College (B.S., 1957), Vanderbilt University (M.S., 1959), and Purdue University (Ph.D., 1962). He was born June 28, 1935, in Toledo, OH. Dr. Ziemer is married, has four children, and resides in West Lafayette, IN.