Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983

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Author: Ronald W. Reagan  | Date: December 13, 1983

Appointment of William L. Roper as Special Assistant to the
President for Health Policy
December 13, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint William L. Roper to be Special Assistant to the President for Health Policy. He will assume duties on December 15, 1983.

Dr. Roper is health officer and director of the Jefferson County, Alabama, Department of Health, in Birmingham. He previously served in this position from 1977 to 1982. He teaches health policy and public health administration at the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Public Health. In 1981-1982 he was assistant state health officer in Alabama and legislative liaison for the Alabama Department of Public Health. Dr. Roper was a White House fellow in the White House Office of Policy Development from 1982 to 1983, with responsibility for health policy issues.

Dr. Roper received his B.S. degree from the University of Alabama, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was named the distinguished undergraduate scholar of the College of Arts and Sciences for 1970. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor medical society, and president of his class in each of the 4 years. He received his M.P.H. degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Public Health. He was intern and then resident in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical Center in 1974-1977. He is board-certified in the medical specialties of pediatrics and preventive medicine. He has served on many professional and community boards and is the author of several articles.

He was born on July 6, 1948, in Birmingham, Ala. He is married to Maryann Jedziniak Roper, and they reside in Birmingham.

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Chicago: Ronald W. Reagan, "Appointment of William L. Roper as Special Assistant to the President for Health Policy," Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1983 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1755-1757 Original Sources, accessed April 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DARUMM51CD956LD.

MLA: Reagan, Ronald W. "Appointment of William L. Roper as Special Assistant to the President for Health Policy." Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1983 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1755-1757, Original Sources. 22 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DARUMM51CD956LD.

Harvard: Reagan, RW, 'Appointment of William L. Roper as Special Assistant to the President for Health Policy' in Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1983 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1755-1757. Original Sources, retrieved 22 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DARUMM51CD956LD.