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The Presidential historical materials of Glen E. Wegner are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note) and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify personal and private materials (including materials outside the date span covered by the act) as well as nonhistorical items. These materials have been returned to the individual who has primary proprietary interest.

Materials covered by the Act have been archivally processed and are described in this register. Items which are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (GSA Form 7279 or NA Form 14021) with a description of each restricted document has been inserted at the beginning of each folder from which materials have been removed. A Document Control Record marks the original position of the withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restriction. Certain classified documents may be declassified under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to a Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear feet of materials:   19.6
  • Approximate number of pages:   39,000

Biographical Note

January 25, 1939 Born in Kendrick, Idaho

1960 Graduated from College of Idaho: B.S., Zoology, B.S., Psychology

1964 University of Washington School of Medicine - M.D.

1965-1967 Resident in Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital

1967-1969 Lt. Cdr. U.S. Public Health Service

1967-1968 Clinical Research Associate in Pediatric Neurology, National Institutes of Health

1968-1969 Special Assistant to the Surgeon General, White House Fellow

1970 American University Law School - J.D.

1969-1971 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation (Health), Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

1971-1972 Assistant to Counsellor Robert Finch, The White House

He is married to the former Evelyn Magnuson.

Scope and Content Note

The Glen E. Wegner file group documents, to a large extent, background and research materials relating to his responsibilities as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation (Health) at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. His major areas of expertise involved fields relating to health and education legislation, including The National Fluoridation Proposal, funding for medical schools, health planning, health care, consumer protection, environmental health and manpower resources.

As the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation, he was responsible for advising the Secretary on developing the Department's legislative programs. He directed the preparation of staff papers and other written materials relating to health legislative proposals and recommendations; and represented the Department on interdepartmental and intradepartmental Task Forces and Committees concerned with health. He explained the Department's position and point of view on proposed health legislation to members of Congress and to congressional committees and coordinated the preparation of background material for them.

In 1971 he accepted a position in the White House as a Deputy to Counsellor Robert Finch. In this capacity, he was responsible for advising Finch on health matters; and he acted as the liaison between the White House and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare on health issues. In addition, he was a member of the Nixon Task Force on Health.

Series Description

Boxes:   1-29
Series:   Subject Files | Folder Title List
Description:   Contains topics relating to health and education. Main subjects include: health budget, health planning, Health Task Force, legislative proposals and testimony, health manpower, program and financial planning, President's Commission on White House Fellows, and youth. The file is arranged alphabetically by main subject.

Boxes:   30-54
Series:   Publications Files | Folder Title List
Description:   Contains government publications relating to health matters. Included in the file are appropriation estimates, Budgets for the United States Government, task force reports, Congressional hearings and advisory committee reports as well as federal outlays for 48 states for fiscal year 1970. The file is arranged alphabetically by main subject..

Boxes:   55-61
Series:   Newspaper and Magazine Files | Folder Title List
Description:   Contains mainly health and medical journals, including The Johns Hopkins Medical Journal and The New England Journal of Medicine. The file is arranged alphabetically by magazine/journal title. Boxes 60-61 are oversize attachments to the file.

Folder Title List

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