Mathews, Forrest David, 1935-....

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Forrest David Mathews was born on December 6, 1935 in Grove Hill, Alabama. He taught history at various colleges and universities, and became one of the youngest men ever to head a major university when he was named president of the University of Alabama in 1969. On June 26, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford nominated Mathews to succeed Casper Weinberger as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). Mathews was confirmed by the Senate and served as Secretary of HEW from August 1975 to 1977.

From the description of Mathews, Forrest David, 1935- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581863

United States secretary of health, education and welfare, 1975-1977.

From the description of Forrest David Mathews speeches, 1975-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870798

U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare and educator.

From the description of Papers of Forrest David Mathews, 1967-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81380922

Biographical Note

  • 1935, Dec. 6: Born, Grove Hill, Ala.
  • 1975 - 1977 : Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
  • 1958: Graduated, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • 1961: M.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • 1965: Ph.D. in history, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1969 - 1975 : President, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • 1972: Elected to board of trustees, Kettering Foundation
  • 1977 - 1980 : President, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • 1981: Became president and chief executive officer, Kettering Foundation

From the guide to the Forrest David Mathews Papers, 1967-1980, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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United States secretary of health, education and welfare, 1975-1977.

From the guide to the Forrest David Mathews speeches, 1975-1976, (Hoover Institution Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Henry A. Kissinger's Files
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Office of Education Memoranda
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. James E. Cavanaugh's File
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Regional Director Recommendation
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Secretary David Mathews' Memoranda
referencedIn University of Alabama at Birmingham. Office of the President. Board of Trustees Meetings Files 1978-1987. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Secretary David Mathews' Trip Letters
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. John G. Veneman's File
creatorOf Forrest David Mathews Papers, 1967-1980 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Organization and Function Statements
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Public Health Service Memoranda
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Office of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Memoranda
referencedIn William Howard Taft IV Papers, 1958-1989, (bulk 1970-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. General Correspondence
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Published Articles by David Mathews
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. James Lynn's Files
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Theodore C. Marrs' File
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Delegations of Authority File
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Office of Management and Budget General File
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Nelson Rockefeller's File
creatorOf Mathews, Forrest David, 1935-. Forrest David Mathews speeches, 1975-1976. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Taft, William Howard, 1945-. William Howard Taft papers, 1958-1989 (bulk 1970-1989). Library of Congress
David Mathews Papers
referencedIn Taft, William Howard, 1945-. Papers, 1958-1989 (bulk 1970-1989) Library of Congress
creatorOf University of Alabama System. Office of the Chancellor. Administrative Files of Chancellor Joseph F. Volker 1976-1982. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Congressional Correspondence
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Paul H. O'Neill's File
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Messages
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Social and Rehabilitation Service Memoranda
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Governors' Correspondence
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. President's Commission on White House Fellowships File
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Social Security Administration Memoranda
referencedIn Records of the Project on the Status and Education of Women (Association of American Colleges), (inclusive), (bulk), 1969-1991, 1971-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Secretary David Mathews' Reading Files
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Executive Secretary to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Files
creatorOf Mathews, Forrest David, 1935-. Papers of Forrest David Mathews, 1967-1980. Library of Congress
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Robert H. McKenzie's Files
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. White House General Files
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Cabinet Members' Correspondence
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. White House Files
creatorOf Forrest David Mathews speeches, 1975-1976 Hoover Institution Archives.
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. David Lissy's File
creatorOf David Mathews Papers. 1973 - 1978. Gerald R. Ford's File
Role Title Holding Repository
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States Politics and government 1974-1977.
United States
United States Social conditions 1960-1980.
United States
Subject
Public welfare--United States
Aging--United States
Public welfare
Segregation--United States
Education--United States
Public health--United States
Abortion--United States
Occupation
Cabinet officers
Educators
Function

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Birth 1935-12-06

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