Speaker: Kermit Gordon
Date: January 9, 1969
As a member of the Council of Economic Advisers (1961), submitted fiscal plans on how to stimulate economic growth in the country. Prepared the budget and developed fiscal policy as the Budget director (1962-1965); also advised the president on the progress of work in other federal agencies. As Vice-president (1965-1967) and President of the Brookings Institution (1967-1969), directed independent studies of economic, social, and political problems, as well as sponsorship of conferences for government leaders and members of the private sector. As Chairman of the Health Insurance Benefits Advisory Council, advised the secretary of health, education, and welfare on the administration of the Medicare program.