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S. Fred (in full Samuel Frederick) Singer (b. 1924) is President of The Science & Environmental Policy Project, a non-profit policy research group he founded in 1990. He is also Distinguished Research Professor at George Mason University and professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia.

Singer is also a director [2] of The Washington Institute for Values in Public Policy, a group founded [3] by the Unification Church in 1982, and an Adjunct Fellow of "Frontiers of Freedom" (http://www.ff.org/about/staff).

Previous government and academic positions:

  • Director of the Center for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Maryland (1953-62)
  • Special advisor to President Eisenhower on space developments (1960) [4]
  • First Director of the National Weather Satellite Service (1962-64)
  • Founding Dean of the School of Environmental and Planetary Sciences, University of Miami (1964-67)
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water Quality and Research, U.S. Department of the Interior (1967- 70)
  • Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1970-71)
  • Chief Scientist, U.S. Department of Transportation (1987- 89)

External Links

[1] Dr. Singer's professional background - http://www.sepp.org/bios/singer/cvsfs

[2] S. Fred Singer, "Environmental Strategies with Uncertain Science" in Regulation - The Cato Review of Business & Government - http://www.cato.org/pubs/regulation/reg13n1-singer

[3] Unification Church, Activities of the Worldwide Unification Community - http://www.unification.net/activities/washinst

[4] Astronautics magazine, February 1960, quoted at http://www.presidentialufo.8m.com/eisenhow5.htm - article about possibility of base on Martian moon Phobos

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