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Glen E. Wegner Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1972
6219814  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Glen E. Wegner Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1972
    Dates: 1969-1972
    Collection Number: 6219814
    Creator/Collector: Wegner, Glen E.
    Extent: 26 linear feet, 8 linear inches; 61 boxes
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    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: Glen E. Wegner was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation (Health) in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. His responsibilities involved fields relating to health and education legislation, including the National Fluoridation Proposal, funding for medical schools, health planning, health care, consumer protection, and environmental health and manpower resources. In 1971, Wegner accepted a position in the White House as Deputy to Counselor 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.

    Publication Rights

    Most government records are in the public domain; however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings, that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.

    Preferred Citation

    Glen E. Wegner Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1972. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

    Acquisition Information

    These materials 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 (P.L. 93-526, 88 Stat. 1695) and implementing regulations.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. This series contains the records of Glen E. Wegner. The series is comprised of the Subject Files subseries, the Publications Files subseries, and the Newspaper and Magazine Files subseries. The Subject Files subseries contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other such materials relating to health and education. Main subjects include: the health budget and planning; the Health Task Force; legislative proposals and copies of testimony; the President's Commission on White House Fellows; and youth. The Publications Files subseries contains government publications relating to health matters. Included in this subseries are appropriation estimates; budgets for the United States Government; task force reports; Congressional hearings and advisory committee reports; and federal outlays for 48 states for the 1970 fiscal year. The Newspaper and Magazine Files subseries contains mainly health and medical journals, including the "John Hopkins Medical Journal" and the "New England Journal of Medicine."