Bio: William Huffman Stewart (b. 1921) worked for the National Heart Institute as acting chief of the heart disease control program from 1954 to 1955, chief of the program from 1955 to 1956, and assistant director of the National Heart Institute from 1956 to 1957. He was assistant to the Surgeon General from 1957 to 1958, chief of the division of public health methods in the Office of the Surgeon General from 1957 to 1961, and chief of the division of community health services from 1961 to 1963. He was an assistant to the special assistant to the secretary of health and medical affairs from 1963 to 1965, and Director of the National Heart Institute in 1965. He was Surgeon General of the United States from 1966 to 1969.
LBJ Connection: U.S. Surgeon General, 1965-1969
Stewart, William H. (William Huffman), 1921-,
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LBJ Presidential Library,
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