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Dr. Robert M. White
1990 Recipient

Dr. Robert M. White, noted meteorologist and climatologist, and President of the National Academy of Engineering, was selected as the 1990 Lindbergh Award recipient for four decades of outstanding leadership in the use of atmospheric, oceanic, and other sciences and advanced technology for the betterment of the environment and the quality of life.


During his outstanding career in environmental science and engineering, Dr. White has been Chief of the U.S. Weather Bureau, the first Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and a U.S. Commissioner of the International Whaling Commission, leading some of the first efforts to save the world’s whale population.